Peekskill protesters rally against council clapping ban

Protesters in Peekskill say they're outraged over new rules on audience behavior at City Council meetings, but officials insist they're simply trying to uphold civility.The city has garnered a lot of attention since it implemented a so-called ?clapping ban.? Mayor Mary Foster says aggressive applause and other disruptive actions during council sessions were designed to intimidate speakers.Darryl Davis, of the Peekskill Committee on Justice, contends the new audience policies are aimed at silencing his criticism of city officials.Protesters who showed up to last night?s council meeting say the new rules are a blow to free speech.Foster insists the rules are simply an attempt to restore decorum to the proceedings that she feels have become unruly.Peekskill residents angered with council clapping ban

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