New York businessman Pye Creery had several persistent representatives of local charities ejected forcefully from his downtown office building yesterday. Creery, owner of Manly Musk Perfumes, claimed that the charity representatives were trespassing on his property. Pro-Lifers For Peace had set up a lemonade stand in the lobby of the Heath Building, with all proceeds to go toward their Christmas charity programs for children. Coral Thane, representative of Pro-Lifers For Peace, said, "We were informed that we were welcome to set up in that building, but Mr. Creery apparently forgot about that arrangement."
Mr. Creery recalled making no such arrangement, but wished to emphasize that this action did not represent any attitude on his part towards abortion or Christmas. He merely said that he "did not want to play favourites". Pro-Choicers had also been ejected from the building a few days earlier, and demanded that Pro-Lifers be treated the same, since they were breaking the same laws.
Outside the building, a scuffle between the two groups broke out, leaving four dead, fifteen wounded, and ten missing. This is the worst such conflict so far in the Christmas season, although well shy of last year's peak.
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