Vaping Civil Disobedience Protest in Central Park: A Vape-In at The Arsenal on Saturday May 10
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Other politicians are riding Bloomberg’s coat tails and have
introduced new legislation in NY, including a ban on the sale of e-liquid.
We need to take public action to show these politicians that they are picking a fight with the wrong citizens. These politicians think that vapers are going to just roll over and obey their ridiculous ban on vaping in outdoor public places, which includes parks and beaches. They are wrong.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
On Saturday May 10
there will be a vape meetup in Central Park at The Arsenal. The purpose of this meetup is to show NYC that vapers will not obey their immoral, unjust, and downright stupid ban on
vaping. The last thing that NYC wants to do is write tickets to individual vapers. They want bar and restaurant owners to do their dirty work for them, just like they did with the smoking ban. We are not going to let them get off that easily. If they want to enforce this vaping ban, they will have to write tickets to individuals, and we are going to force them to do so in their own backyard. We are literally taking this protest to their house, right at the headquarters of the NYC Parks and Recreation Department: The Arsenal in Central Park .
“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”
s the plan: We will meet at the benches behind the Arsenal at 2PM on Saturday, May 10
. The Arsenal is located right at the entrance to the park at 65
St. and 5
Avenue. The easiest way to get to The Arsenal is to take the Subway. Just take the F train to the Lexington Ave/63
St. Stop or the 6 train to the 68
St./Hunter College stop. If you are driving into Manhattan, there is a parking garage at 860 5
Avenue (corner of 67
St. and 5