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Pershing Square Cites Holiday Preparations in Denying Permit for Jon Stewart's 'Rally To Restore Sanity'

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There was major disappointment earlier this week when organizers of the L.A. offshoot of Jon Stewart's rally in Washington D.C. were denied a permit to gather in downtown's Pershing Square. Officials with L.A.'s Recreation and Parks Department told the LA Weekly the park could not accommodate crowds as it prepares for Downtown on Ice, which begins November 18th and were willing to work with organizers in finding a venue one of the city's other 400 parks. Organizers of the "Rally to Restore Insanity: Los Angeles," however, say they were not informed until the last minute, when they were about to deliver their deposit. "We are very disappointed to have been given this information after two weeks of discussions," they posted to their Facebook page.