Excerpt from The New York Times. Read the full article here.
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the executive director for the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a nonprofit organization that litigates on behalf of protesters, said that groups applying for First Amendment-related events should be allowed closer to the inaugural areas to express themselves. She said the Park Service is overstepping its bounds by reserving large areas of Washington over a year in advance.
The anger among Trump opponents about the outcome of the election has lead to a “massive groundswell of grass-roots organizations” that now wish to come and speak their minds, including on the day after the inauguration, Ms. Verheyden-Hilliard said. “Now they’re being told there is no ground to do so near the White House.”