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Press Release | NO. 2004-052

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Press Release # 052
Thursday, April 29, 2004

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Announces Recommendation To Potential Demonstrators During The Republican National Convention

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly recommended today that groups interested in demonstrating during the Republican National Convention this summer submit applications to the Police Department by June 15th for permits for sound devises or marches.

"We want to accommodate peaceful demonstrations, while making certain the convention delegates can conduct their business," Commissioner Kelly said. "By having all applications submitted by June 15, the Police Department will have adequate time to incorporate such requests in our overall planning for the convention."

A total of 17 organizations, ranging from anti-war to abortion rights groups, have either formally applied for permits or have indicated that they intend to do so.

Permit requests to use parklands are handled separately by the New York City Parks Department.

Applications for march permits or sound device permits should be made with the Office of the Chief of Department, room 1300, One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038.

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