Janice Mathis, the group's vice president, said Tuesday the coalition probably will avoid acts of civil disobedience and accept the two protest locations approved by local officials.
Rainbow/PUSH, headed by Jackson, and Martha Burk's National Council of Women's Organizations, have spearheaded protests against the Augusta National Golf Club and its all-male membership. Burk's group is also planning to scale back its demonstrations in light of the war.
'We have had a change of mind-set,' Mathis said. 'There is some feeling that we would have a more muted position if the country is at war. Not that we wouldn't be there, but we'd be there, perhaps, in a less confrontational way.'
The Richmond County Sheriff's office approved one permit Tuesday for as many as 100 people to protest on a five-acre parcel on club-owned Washington Road. That spot was offered as an alternative to two other requested locations closer to the club's main gates, which police said posed safety problems.
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