News release from Police Department:
The Bridgeport Police Department is designating a “Freedom of Speech Zone” at Seaside Park on Tuesday, May 28th from 5:30pm-9:30pm as department representatives have become aware of local organizations that will be attending in protest of the “Decision America Northeast Tour” hosted by Reverend Franklin Graham. The “freedom of speech zone” will be located at the southeast corner of the bandshell closest to the Howe Statue, adjacent to this space is also a designated Press Staging Area. Police are asking that event attendees and protestors exercise their rights and freedoms peacefully and respectfully for the safety and security of all residents and visitors. Members of the media are requested to utilize the Press Staging Area for safety measures. Any protesters or attendees are asked to check with officers on scene if they have any questions or concerns.