ALERT: Food Not Bombs faces arrests in Cambridge, MA 2-13-98 FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:46:48 -0800 (PST)


FWD  1998/02/13 Food Not Bombs list archive: http://www.tao.ca/~fnbtor/fnb-l/


Subject:      CAMBRIDGE MASS FNB FACING ARREST
From:         fnbboscamb@juno.com (Eric Weinberger)


CAMBRIDGE MASS food not bombs, the oldest, although far from the biggest,
fnb is facing arrest for serving BREAKFAST NOT BOMBS IN central square this
morning. the police at the scene told the fnb'ers that they would be
arrested under a city ordinance forbidding the distribution of food.

later inquiries by fnb at the city licensing department resulted first with
our being handed a copy of a book of all the city ordinances. when we
failed to find any such ordinance the clerk took the book into her
superiors office and returned to tell us that there was no ordinance
prohibiting food distribution but that we would be charged with blocking
the sidewalk even though the food table had been set up in a plaza where it
blocked no one.

this is a preliminary report, the breakfast not bombers are, at this moment
being bounced from one city office to another as the city tries to figure
out what to do with them. they have said that they will serve breakfast not
bombs again next thursday.

anyone who will join us call us at (617)787-3436 or e-mail at
FnbBosCamb@Juno.com or
kronstadt@Juno.com. more info to come when the food servers get back.

PEACE FOOD AND HOUSES.

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