May 1, 1961 Protest at Washington Square

57 years ago in May the City said that people could not play music in Washington Square Park any more. I and many demonstrators marched. The first time the police beat people with their clubs. After several demonstrations they rescinded the order and to this day people are free to play music in Washington Square Park. This is a copy of the article in the NY Times.
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