Petition-gatherer tossed from arts show raises ruckus

Published: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:18 p.m.

Last Modified: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:18 p.m.

That is, until several Gainesville police officers and city employee Linda Piper, the event coordinator, showed up.

They told him he couldn’t be there. He told them he has a First Amendment right to be there. No, he doesn’t, they said, escorting him out of the show area.

Funk was not the only petition-gatherer given the boot, but he is the only one making an issue of it. Funk has contacted the American Civil…

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