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Provo Advises Protesters to be Courteous, Obey the Law

Provo Advises Protesters to be Courteous, Obey the Law



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The city of Provo is advising people to be courteous and obey the law if they plan to demonstrate when the vice president speaks at the Brigham Young University commencement April 26.

City spokeswoman Raylene Ireland says the city has gotten a lot of inquiries about the rules.

The city says it supports free expression and political debate. It also says such discourse should be civil and peaceful.

So far only one group -- We the People for Peace and Justice -- has confirmed its plans with the city.

The Mormon church-owned university's choice of Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at graduation has drawn both criticism and support. On April 4th, students and faculty had the opportunity to attend gatherings representing each point of view on campus.

Cheney's office has said the vice president's graduation speech will not be political.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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