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Many Buskers Want San Diego To Change Rules Of The Game

Photo by Kinsee Morlan

William Dorsett, seen in this undated photo, has been busking in San Diego for more than a decade.

Many Buskers Want To Change The Rules Of The Game In San Diego


Kinsee Morlan, Engagement Editor, Voice of San Diego

Chris Morris, civil rights lawyer, Morris Law Firm


A group of San Diego street performers — also called buskers — say their constitutional rights are being violated by city codes and ordinances that regulate where they can perform.

And the buskers are doing something about it. They're collecting signatures and some even plan to show up at Tuesday's San Diego City Council meeting to ask for a change to the city code.

Voice of San Diego Engagement Editor Kinsee Morlan spoke with several local buskers about the issue. She reported on the issue on her podcast, Culturecast.

Morlan and Chris Morris, a San Diego civil rights lawyer, joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss whether buskers' rights are being violated.

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