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GHOSTDANCER Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:20 PM
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Red, white and Boston
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 01:25 PM by GHOSTDANCER
......A no-man's land in the shadow of a former I-93 highway ramp, ringed by coils of razor wire, is the sanctioned venue for protesters expected to converge here during the Democratic National Convention, which starts tomorrow and runs through Thursday. A federal judge here even conceded that the 25,800 square feet of asphalt resembles "an internment camp."

........The "free-speech zone" gives another black eye to a city that seems to be limping toward this four-day main event, when 36,000 delegates, media and participants are expected to show up. In recent weeks, Beantown has encountered picketing police officers, a federal lawsuit from demonstrators, the maddening promise of traffic gridlock and the same grave security concerns that New York faces come August

......The space, which in some places allows less than 6 feet of
headroom, is surrounded by two chain-link fences and is bordered by concertina wire hoops. Connecting the fences and the overpass is black mesh netting, similar to the kind that protects fans who sit behind home plate in baseball stadiums from getting creamed by a foul tip.

<http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/politics/ny-n... >


Anyone know where I'll be able to find a protestor count or get the numbers? I would be interested in how many Repukes show up.... Probably be more people protesting the Boston Cage then them.... They better build one hell of a free speech zone in New York, Cause The cup will over runnith with protestors.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:23 PM
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1. Any protestor occupying the "First Amendment Zone".....
is not worthy of the name. Same applies to NYC. Screw the POLICE STATE!
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