Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Excitement builds

The Post: "Civic Center a DNC protest target." Well, duh:
Civic Center park, an island of green bounded by government and cultural facilities (as well as the building with The Denver Post newsroom) is becoming a focus of protest groups targeting the Democratic National Convention.

A coalition of those groups say they'll announce some of their plans for Civic Center park today at 1:30 p.m.

"The Recreate 68 Alliance, Tent State University, Colorado Street Medics, Food Not Bombs and others will be revealing their plans and activities for Civic Center Park during the Democratic National Convention in August," the groups said in a press release, or in the revolutionary argot they prefer, "a Media Communique."
Even the Post mocks their pomposity.
In a city lottery, the protest alliance won permits for the park on two of the four days of the convention, which is Aug. 25-28. But they are claiming a public right to access throughout.

"We're having our protest at Civic Center," Glenn Spagnuolo, a leader of the group, said last month. "We're not going to give up Civic Center park to the Democrats. They are creating a very dangerous situation."
I'll post it when I see it.

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