MARY HUDDLE and PHILIP JOSEPH, et. al., ) ) AND ) ) CONCEPCION PICCIOTTO, pro se ) P.O. Box 4951 ) CA 88-3130-JHG Washington, DC 20008, ) Judge Joyce Hens Green plaintiffs, ) ) versus ) ) RONALD WILSON REAGAN, et. al., ) defendants ) ________________________________________)
I, Concepcion Picciotto, plaintiff, pro se in the above entitled action, hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge:
1. On September 9, 1989, at approximately 11:50 AM I was conducting a demonstration on the south side of Lafayette Park, in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, directly north of the White House.
2. I saw Park Police Officer Berkowitz chase a tour van away from the curb, where it had stopped in front of my signs. As the van moved away the occupants were making a "V" peace gesture to me. I recognized them as orientals who came very often to make pictures of the White House.
3. Mrs. Ruth Brown attended my signs, and I walked to the fountain to get some water. Passing through the center of the park on my way back to the signs, I met the people from the van. They stopped me and said they wanted to interview me. We agreed to meet at my signs in five minutes to do the interview.
4. The oreintal people, who identifed themselves to me as employees of MBC News, Cho Productions, of South Korea, arrived at my signs and began their interview.
5. U.S. Park Police Officer Michelle Berkowitz approached us and addressed Mr. Cho.
6. Immediately Mr. Cho halted the interview and said that Officer Berkowitz told them that they could not interview me, because they did not have a permit.
7. The crew packed up and left.
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