Tuesday, December 15, 2009
G-20 Protesters Suit
Acording to this report, two protest organizations have sued Pittsburgh police and public officials for actions taken during the September G-20 summit. Lawsuits following national security events have become quite common. Municipalities have sometimes paid large sums to settle such suits, as New York City did following the Republican National Convention in 2004. The plaintiffs in the G-20 suit allege that officers displaced and harassed them such that they could not offer assistance to protesters or convey their messages.