G-20 Protesters Sue Pittsburgh Police


Alleging that Pittsburgh police are engaging in “systematic attempts to harass and discourage lawful First Amendment activities” in connection with the G-20 summit this week, the Seeds of Peace Collective and Three Rivers Climate Convergence filed suit yesterday, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. American Civil Liberties Union “legal observers” in orange hats watched last night as dozens of police officers inspected a school bus used to prepare food for G-20 summit protesters and gave two traffic citations to its driver.

The suit cites an incident in which city police, claiming they were there for “national security” reasons, raided a private property where two of the protesters’ buses were parked. Officers did not have search warrants and were not given permission to search the buses.

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