Guns replace yoga at peace day protest

September 21, 2009 9:56:13 PM PDT
It may take more than a few deep breaths to bring peace back to Raymond, N.H. About 40 protesters, including some carrying guns, showed up at the town common Sunday after the town refused to allow Molly Schlangen to hold a "yoga for peace" gathering in honor of the International Day of Peace.

Selectmen said Monday that they rejected Schlangen's request because they didn't have enough information about her plans. The board of selectmen says it will develop a written procedure for use of town land.

Schlangen held the event at her studio instead. She says she considers it a blessing that the controversy generated more awareness of the day of peace.

The guns belonged to members of the Free State Project, who were promoting both the First and Second Amendments.

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