again, citing a unique slt city ordinance, we are threatened w/citation if we do not pack up & leave.
police are aggressive, hostile. sargent demands my drivers license. i tell him i'm not producing my license and spin away. he laughs and sarcastically talks about how funny i am.
we want to be able to get out the vote today, not have to spend the day dealing with the ignorant slt po-lice. we demand to see this unique ordinance. first they say they don't have to show it, blustering; then they say we'll get a copy with the citation.
rae is firm about NOT wanting to be cited. we begin to very slowly pack up, still challenging them to show us the ordinance.
when they finally produce it, i laugh & hold it up for them as i read: if the protest will obstruct the sidewalk or impede traffic, a permit is required.
the sidewalks are 15-20 feet wide where we are at. the po-lice say it is their interpretation we are obstructing the sidewalk. i tell them their interpretation is wrong.
we have to go on to the next town - we pledge to return to file a complaint against these police.
freedom of speech - sargent trying to be the good guy, he's wrong.