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Pigs In The Park

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1968
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Sunday Sept. 15th, 300 Freeks gathered in Gallup -ark for a peaceful afternoon of music with the MC5, Up, Thyme, and the 3r. Power. Mow ya know right now this is too good to be true. To many Freeks, to many funs, to many cnusics. You all may recall the hassle that has been goin' down lately about gettin a park on Sunday afternoon, John Sinclair and the ivI35 have a court case pending on charges of noise in West Park. Sinclair met with city father s and ran it down to them about the parks, music, and people and let them know that the city best give up a prak to the people 'cause they sure 'nuff gonna take if they don't. The city fathers came across with Crallup irark assuring Sinclair thkt everything would be cool, no hassle. But sure enou'gh after 45 min. of music in comes the pigs. "W'ell now, it seems we've been havin sorne complaints about the noise," said the pig upon arrival. "Well now tough shit." said a chourse of onlookers. "You'll have turn it down or we'll clear the park." replied the pig. "Vell now tough shit." Replied the growing crowd of onlookers. Sinclair and several membcri of the iviC5 tried to reason with the pt, explaining that the city fathers prornised us the park and that any complaints would have to be taken up with them, the city councii. The pig was met with such solidarity that he . ecieded that it hight be a good idea to take a ride over to the neighborhood where the noise vomplaints were comning [rom and nave a listen. This was the first indication thht the heat had any reasoning power at all. The cop did leave, the wiC5 did play and a beautifui time was had by all. This shows what willcan happen if the pigs are confronted. The parks belong to us, we pay for them, they were put there for our use, we own the pis, we pay their wages, they are for our use, if they don't do as you wish fire them. -he pijs are the strong arm thugs of the inutants, we must confront the thugs and the mustant. We must be White Panthers!