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Guess where a lot of these campus protesters will be August 19-22? (Original Post) Jose Garcia Apr 22 OP
Hardly. Fiendish Thingy Apr 22 #1
Yup. Never thought I'd recommend following a GW Bush policy, wnylib Apr 22 #2
Free speech zones are unconstitutional. former9thward Apr 22 #3
What is the difference between a free speech zone wnylib Apr 22 #5
Nothing. They are both unconstitutional. former9thward Apr 22 #8
I'm sure there will be a platform fight over Gaza. Fiendish Thingy Apr 22 #6
I don't see a problem with it as a platform negotiation issue. wnylib Apr 22 #7
Yeah no. Not happening. emulatorloo Apr 22 #4

Fiendish Thingy

(15,867 posts)
1. Hardly.
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 12:31 PM
Apr 22

The 68 convention was a fiasco not because of the protestors, but because of the violent police response to them.

That’s not going to happen again.

The protestors will likely be sequestered in “free speech zones” as they have been during past conventions.

The protestors may garner an unbalanced share of media attention, compared to protesters at the Republican convention, but in the end, will likely be a big nothingburger.

Unless the Proud Boys show up (at either convention).

wnylib

(22,268 posts)
2. Yup. Never thought I'd recommend following a GW Bush policy,
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 12:36 PM
Apr 22

but setting up free speech protest zones is a good idea at the conventions.

But one problem might be far left Dem delegates raising hell inside the convention hall.

former9thward

(32,393 posts)
3. Free speech zones are unconstitutional.
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 12:55 PM
Apr 22

Which is why you should not recommend GW Bush policies. The protesters in Chicago will not be held in a zone. The city has refused all permits for them anyway -- just like '68.

former9thward

(32,393 posts)
8. Nothing. They are both unconstitutional.
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 03:01 PM
Apr 22

People have a right to protest at reasonable times and places. They can't be put off somewhere that no one can see them.

wnylib

(22,268 posts)
7. I don't see a problem with it as a platform negotiation issue.
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 01:59 PM
Apr 22

But I am concerned that there will be disruptive demonstrations of "my way or the highway" demands from the anti Israel faction.

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