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the OFFICIAL UMASS account of the protests outside the debate and Nader's denial
31 Jan 2001
An article appears in the latest alumni & friends magazine from Umass Boston, the site of the first presidential debate, 10/03/2000. It contains a short account of the protests surrounding the event and Ralph Nader's denied entry.
"As the days led up to October 3, 2000, the University of Massachusetts Boston was transformed into an epicenter for politicians, journalists, publicists, protesters, Secret Service agents, and eminent guests."


"There was even more excitement beyond the debate perimeter when Green Party candidate Ralph Nader attempted to gain admission to the debate. The Secret Service turned him away when he presented a ticket to the Lipke Auditorium event, but he returned once again on the media shuttle, hoping to enter through the media center."

"Protesters also tried to enter the campus, but instead gathered along the access road behind barriers and police officers. More than 4,000 people, including Bush and Gore enthusiasts, came to oppose or support everything from abortino bans to campaign finance reform. Though sixteen were arrested, overall the groups were peaceful."
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