Animal rights group sues over denied protest permit

Animal rights group sues over denied protest permit

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SALT LAKE CITY -- An animal rights group is suing after the Utah Department of Transportation said no to a protest permit because the demonstrators don't want to pay.

The Salt Lake Animal Advocacy Movement (SLAAM) is planning to hold a protest called Fur Free Saturday in Morgan on Nov. 28.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the group filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday asking that it be able to hold its event without having to get insurance or arrange security.

The group says two UDOT employees denied their permit to hold the protest because the demonstrators do not want to pay for a $1 million insurance policy or for private security for the protest.

Group members claim the UDOT workers are violating their free speech and assembly rights.

The event is scheduled along a busy road -- State Road 66 -- which is the main route through Morgan. Demonstrators say they plan to march, carry signs and hand out literature.

The Tribune says UDOT did not have immediate comment.

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