By BRUCE GOLDING
January 13, 2010
A group opposed to Mayor Bloomberg's plan for more charter schools filed suit yesterday for permission to protest in front of his Upper East Side townhouse next week.
The Manhattan federal court filing says police from the Manhattan North Precinct refused to grant four protesters -- a parent, two students and a teacher -- a permit to march and chant on the East 79th Street sidewalk directly outside Bloomberg's swanky home.
Lawyer Norman Siegel, who filed the suit, said the NYPD yesterday told him that the demonstrators could use the south-side sidewalk, but not the north side, where the mayor lives.
The suit notes that protesters fighting the closure of city firehouses were allowed to use both sides of the block during the summer of 2003.
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