Friday, January 17, 2014

BREAKING: Anti-noise ordinance rally moves into City Hall, enters City Council chambers

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

The rally against New Orleans' proposed noise ordinance — which was withdrawn last night — has moved from Duncan Plaza into City Hall and has now entered City Council chambers.

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click to enlarge Musicians protesting the proposed (now withdrawn) noise ordinance play "It Ain't My Fault" as they spill out of Duncan Plaza and head for the front doors of New Orleans City Hall. - ALEX WOODWARD
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  • Musicians protesting the proposed (now withdrawn) noise ordinance play "It Ain't My Fault" as they spill out of Duncan Plaza and head for the front doors of New Orleans City Hall.



click to enlarge The rally against the proposed (now withdrawn) noise ordinance leaves Duncan Plaza and spills into the hallways of New Orleans City Hall. - ALEX WOODWARD
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  • The rally against the proposed (now withdrawn) noise ordinance leaves Duncan Plaza and spills into the hallways of New Orleans City Hall.

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click to enlarge Glen David Andrews plays "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" as brass bands, followed by protesters, march into New Orleans City Council chambers. - ALEX WOODWARD
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  • Glen David Andrews plays "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" as brass bands, followed by protesters, march into New Orleans City Council chambers.

click to enlarge As the anti-noise ordinance crowd packs into City Council chambers, where a committee hearing has been canceled, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell opens the mics and invites protesters to speak in an open forum. - ALEX WOODWARD
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  • As the anti-noise ordinance crowd packs into City Council chambers, where a committee hearing has been canceled, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell opens the mics and invites protesters to speak in an open forum.



click to enlarge Musicians and supporters crowd the New Orleans City Council chambers, where a meeting to discuss the proposed  sound ordinance — set for today — was abruptly canceled last night by Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Stacy Head. - ALEX WOODWARD
  • ALEX WOODWARD
  • Musicians and supporters crowd the New Orleans City Council chambers, where a meeting to discuss the proposed sound ordinance — set for today — was abruptly canceled last night by Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Stacy Head.


click to enlarge Saying "This is your council chambers," District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell orders the microphones in the council chambers to be turned on and convenes an impromptu public meeting. - ALEX WOODWARD
  • ALEX WOODWARD
  • Saying "This is your council chambers," District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell orders the microphones in the council chambers to be turned on and convenes an impromptu public meeting.

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