Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

National Park Delays Issuing Protest Permits

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

National Park Delays Issuing Protest Permits

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WASHINGTON -Groups seeking to protest in the nation's capital the day of, and days around, the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump say they are being kept in limbo because officials have yet to issue permits for demonstrations.

About 20 groups - including the Women's March on Washington, People's Action and the American Constitution Society - have applied to demonstrate on federal property around the Jan. 20 event.

But the National Park Service, which handles the permitting, said it does not grant any requests until the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which plans the parade and other events to usher in a new president, maps out where it wants to hold inauguration-related activities.

Man killed was UAE citizen

CLEVELAND - A man fatally shot by a police officer after his car flipped on the Ohio Turnpike was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.

The Summit County medical examiner's office identified the man as 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, of Cleveland. Alameri was shot once in the head, the medical examiner's office said.

According to the city of Hudson, Alameri was speeding and driving erratically on the turnpike Sunday when he sideswiped another vehicle, causing his car to flip onto the roof. Hudson police and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers searched for the driver, who had fled, and found him in a nearby wooded area.

$3M Chicago lawsuits

CHICAGO - The city of Chicago will pay more than $3.4 million to resolve a fatal police shooting lawsuit that sparked a review of how the city's Law Department handles litigation involving allegations of serious officer misconduct, while paying $3 million for another fatal police shooting captured on video that began when a 17-year-old ran from a traffic stop carrying what turned out to be a black iPhone box. …

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