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Everything Is Permitted

Manhattan Libertarians protest the rules about RNC protesters--and make a few bucks while they're at it.

8:15 AM, Aug 30, 2004 • By KATHERINE MANGU-WARD
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And he's right. Over in the "O" unlikely bunkmates abound. One woman is wearing the Manhattan LP's "Unauthorized Protester" T-shirt. She identifies herself, however, as a feminist spiritualist, and doesn't seem to be particularly fond of capitalism. Questioned about her sartorial choices, she retorts, "I just liked the shirt, OK?"

Over by the parks officials, another black-clad woman echoes her attitude: "I don't care what you think about me," she says to a woman in uniform. "I don't need your permission to do anything."

Katherine Mangu-Ward is a reporter for The Weekly Standard.