Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Speech Radio News story about pool protest

Philadelphia community groups protest closure of swimming pools
Andalusia Knoll
Fri, 08/07

To listen, click here: http://www.fsrn.org/audio/philadelphia-community-groups-protest-closure-swimming-pools/5187

With temperatures reaching the high 80s, Philadelphia’s pools are a popular destination for the city’s youth and adults alike. However, Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget decisions have delayed people’s swimming plans in 27 neighborhoods across the city, where pools are closed for the year. Residents from these neighborhoods, along with a broad coalition of community activists, are demanding that the city open all of the closed pools. FSRN’s Andalusia Knoll has more from Philadelphia.

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