September 22nd, 2009
09:15 PM ET

New York town wants Gadhafi's tent taken down

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/09/23/new.york.gadhafi.tent/art.tent.wabc.jpg caption="The tent is on property that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is renting in New York, WABC reported."]


The town of Bedford, New York, is not happy with a tent set up as part of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's visit to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, a town attorney said Tuesday.

"I discussed this matter with town officials, and the town building inspector believes that this would constitute a violation of several town zoning and land use laws," Bedford town attorney Joel Sachs said. "I directed the town building inspector to immediately go to the property and issue a stop work order, which would the individuals to cease erecting the tent."

Sachs said if he had to he would take the issue to a higher court to get the tent taken down.

New York state Sen. Vincent Liebell confirmed to CNN affiliate WABC that Gadhafi had rented the property.

"He's not going to have many fans in Bedford or Westchester County, certainly not me," the senator said. "There's not going to be any welcome mat for him in Bedford."

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  1. Rehanna Ali

    Hooray for New Yokers who are protesting Mr Gaddafi's tent. This man has not only terrorized Americans..............he has been terrorizing Libyan, both inside and outside of Libya for 40 years. It will be helpful to highlight this fact as well................improve to reputation of the American Government as well as CNN

    September 23, 2009 at 7:47 am |