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RainbowPUSH Requests Demonstration Application for Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition has requested an application for a permit to demonstrate at The Masters in April.
 
Jackson's group has indicated it will protest in support of Martha Burk, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, who is leading the fight against the Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership.
 
Col. Gary Powell of the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday he received requests Tuesday from Jackson's group and from an unidentified man from Maine who supports Augusta National.
 
Powell said he would e-mail applications Wednesday to both parties. They must be signed at the sheriff's department or in the presence of a notary public.
 
Burk said Wednesday she will send someone from her organization to Augusta to seek a permit to demonstrate no later than next week.
 
Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength on Tuesday approved an amended version of the first protest application he received, Powell said.
 
At least two people have applied for permits to hold counterdemonstrations.
 
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