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Protesters clash at the democratic convention

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by trackstand, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    About 2,000 thousand protesters gathered at noon on the historic Boston Common, site of many of the city's most memorable demonstrations. After about two hours there, they marched about half a mile to the Fleet Center, where Democrats plan to nominate hometown candidate John Kerry for president on Wednesday.

    Several blocks away, about 1,000 anti-abortion advocates gathered at Faneuil Hall, the historic meeting house where patriots gathered before the American Revolution, and set off on their own march to the FleetCenter.

    The two groups crossed paths at an intersection, where demonstrators exchanged angry words with one another. Some of the anti-abortion marchers laid down in the street. They soon stood up at the request of the police and the two marches continued their separate ways following a few minutes of confusion.


    About 30 state police officers wearing riot gear lined Beacon Street for the larger march, in which the throng paraded behind a banner reading ``Bring the troops home now.''


    A half dozen cruisers and 18 police vans followed slowly along the parade route. A half dozen cruisers and 18 police vans followed slowly along the route. Representatives of the National Lawyers Guild and other civil libertarians also accompanied the march, wearing hats reading ``legal observer.''


    The diverse crowd ranged from teenagers to war veterans. They carried flags, banners and signs reading, ``Health care, not warfare,'' and ``Veterans for Peace.''


    Gloria Pacis, a graphic artist from New York City, told the audience on the Common that her son, Stephen Funk, 22, refused to serve with the military in Iraq and spent five months in a military prison for it.


    ``We have come here so that those trying to bring our votes come November can take a good look in our eyes and know that we won't be lied to again,'' Pacis said.


    Some protesters criticized the Bush Administration and the decision to go to war in Iraq.


    ``How dare we go into another country and tell them how to run it, how to make it better when we cannot even better our own government?'' said Christina Densmore, 31, of Springfield, Mass. ``Our own people are dying.''


    Others took issue with both Republicans and Democrats.


    Fernando Suarez Del Solar, 48, said his son, Jesus Suarez Del Solar, 20, was a lance corporal and one of the first Marines killed in the Iraq war days after the U.S.-led invasion began.


    ``Mr. Bush lies,'' said Del Solar, of Escondido, Calif. Of the presumed Democratic nominee, he said, ``Mr. Kerry is very confused. On one side he says the war is wrong. On the other side, he says 'We need more boys in Iraq.' I do not understand.''


    Citing public safety concerns, the city originally denied the anti-war protesters permission for their march. But a federal judge ruled last Thursday that it be allowed.


    Eds: AP writer Ken Maguire in Boston contributed to this report.


    (SUBS grafs 3-4 to correct to FleetCenter)



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  2. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

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    so thats where Eye For An Eye was.

    hahah.
     
  3. parcheesey

    parcheesey New Jack

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    this is why i hate living in boston, fucking protestors, dont they have anything better to do.
     
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    not much of a 'clash'
     
  5. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

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    Hey that was the title of the article
     
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    just sayin'
     
  7. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

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    http://www.tulane.edu/~democrat/photos/onetermpres.jpg'>

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  8. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    Huh, i don't wanna jeapordize myself going toe to toe with the cops.

    Those guys rock ceramic body armor, steel core batons, tear gass, vanns, etc....

    U.S. protestors really don't have much on the ball like they do in foreign nations where stones and fire bombs are mandatory protest accessories
     
  9. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

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  10. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    They have those cages that are being called, ‘designated free speech areas' for the protesters. Has anyone else seen these? Its cement barricades with chain link fence around and over the top, literally a cage.

    If it's called free speech in the cage, what's it called if you're outside the cage?
     
  11. trampled

    trampled Junior Member

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  12. parcheesey

    parcheesey New Jack

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  13. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

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    THANKS FOR THE STENCIL.
     
  14. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

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    figures.
     
  15. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

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    ''Four more years of what?'' Kerry responded pointedly to a group of President Bush's supporters who greeted him noisily at his appearance in Columbus.

    ''Four more years of jobs being lost, four more years of the deficit growing bigger and bigger? Four more years of losing our allies around the world? We know we can restore our alliances around the world and make America strong again,'' added the four-term Massachusetts senator, running even to slightly ahead of Bush in the pre-convention polls.

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    HAHAHAHA. Kerry's the man. He talks shit back to those extreme-right wing conservative protestin' motherfuckers who blindly follow anything Bush says and does.
     
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