A group of animal rights advocates, led by a Redwood City man named Joseph Cuviello, crashed into the city's more obscure free speech regulations last September, when they tried to protest a Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circus in Union Square. Defying police officers' warnings, they hung a "Ringling Bros. Beats Animals" banner in the northwestern corner of square, right in the audience's sightline. The officers took down the sign, wrote up citations, and told the protesters they were only allowed to organize in the event's "free speech zone," a bike-rack-barricaded box in the southeastern corner of the square,... More >>>