"They should absolutely be given a permit to assemble wherever
is appropriate. I don't
understand why it's a security issue for something that is not even
right next to the
"They should be allowed to demonstrate at Central Park. I
don't see them doing a lot of
damage, as they've promised to be peaceful."
"Everybody has a right to freedom of speech, and
I don't think that there's going to be
major damage to Central Park. I think it all comes down to money, and
that [the mayor]
doesn't want to spend the money."
"They have the right to use the park, but the mayor is right
in terms of the destruction of
parks. But they could work something out. They have done concerts
there before, so they
should be allowed to demonstrate in the park."
"People have had other [events] there that thousands of people
have been to. I think that
everybody should have the equal opportunity to use the park for