Monday, December 21, 2015
Artists From Across Florida Protest St. Augustine's "Unjust Law" Criminalizing Art in Public Places
Angel Jones of Melbourne (center), with Mayor Nancy E. Shaver (right) and me, Ed Slavin (left) at today's protest at City Hall
Our City's namesake, Saint Augustine of Hippo, said "an unjust law is no law at all."
Today artists from across Florida converged to protest St. Augustine's First Amendment violating ban on making and selling art in public places.
They came from Melbourne, Melrose and Gainesville.
The range of ages was 11 to 92 (including the grandson of 2009 and 2015 federal court plaintiff Bruce Kevin Bates and our noted St. Augustine portrait artist, Jeanne Troemmel, founder of the St. Augustine Arts Walk).
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