Street protest

Thanks to BoingBoing, I learned that Nowpublic ("crowd powered media") has a story and images about a host of photographers who challenged a ban on photography on a government-funded site in Montgomery County (MD, US).

Over one hundred people marched today, July 4th, in support of first amendment rights in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

The demonstration was prompted by a ban on photography in a quasi-public, quasi-private street, Ellsworth Drive.

The Montgomery County, Maryland government leased Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring for a dollar a year to a developer, the Peterson Company, giving that company the right to provide security and amenities to Ellsworth Drive, a formerly public street that runs through the heart of Silver Spring. The Peterson Company called Ellsworth Drive “private property” and prohibited photography.

Link to the entry at NowPublic.

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