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Roanoke group says sidewalk ban denies their free speech (access required)

ROANOKE—A Roanoke group says a ban on sidewalk assemblies outside an iconic downtown building denies free speech. The Plowshare Peace and Justice Center has held demonstrations on the sidewalk in front of the Roanoke City Market Building since 1978. “It’s like the market building was designed for a free speech zone,” Michael Bentley of Plowshare said. “The ...

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