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IndyMedia Breaking News: Democratic National Convention
by S. Eppler
Email: SEppler (nospam) MassArt.edu
26 Jul 2004
The Boston IndyMedia razorwire has been created to post breaking news to the front page of our website. The Breaking News items on the front page are just the most recent updates that we have received. This newswire posting contains updates fromthe breaking News only.
Breaking News from the IMC Dispatch/Newswire:
Thursday, July 29th 2004
9:58 am: Critical mass has just ridden by the Convergence Center again, welcomed by bucket drummers and howling supporters. Approxomitely 100 have stoppped at Copley Square with about a dozen bike cops on the sidelines.
9:36 Report just in, Florida Delegation disrupted by affinity group "DANC" Democrats Are Not Change - there was talk about opposing the war before they were thrown out, no arrests.
9:27 am: Banner drop in Copley Square, Giant circle-A.
9:15 am: approximate time, Critical Mass re-passes Copley followed by police.
8:30 am: Critical Mass leaves from Copley Square, trailed by large numbers of bike cops & state police on motorcycles.
12am-1am: Fruit Bat bicycle activists trailed, harrassed by police.
Wednesday, July 28th 2004
6:37pm: 40 protester en route, half in costume, headed to FSZ to join protest. As many cops on site; situation still totally calm.
5:22pm: Tactical, Transit, Standard cops are present at Government Center, NO confrontation between protesters and cops at this time
5:17pm: 1 squad car, 13 motorcycle cops dispatched arrive at Government Ctr.
4:51pm: Government Center: 30 - 40 Cops with zipties, chemical weapons; 8 - 10 National Guard present
4:44pm: Cops moving north on Washington St. following start of march from Blackstone Park
4:08pm: Schoolbuses of riot police and 28 bicycle cops dispatched to Blackstone Park, site of anti Bioterror/Bio-weapons demonstration.
3:00 pm: Activist arrested while walking down the street outside the Convergence Center.
2:00 pm: "What Have We Become Rally?" ends.
1:45 pm: Pro-gay marriage protesters disrupted the DNC. They were escorted out by police. No arrests reported.
12:15 pm: Two counter-protesters, who think Jesus wants to bomb people, arrive. People stand in front of them with signs, blocking them from view of much of the press.
12:00 pm: "What Have We Become: From Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib" Rally starts--about 500 people
Tuesday, July 28th 2004
12:00-8:00 pm: The Really, Really Democratic Bazaar
4:00 pm: Police make protesters dismantle their replica of the Israeli-Palestinian Security Wall.
6:30-8:00 pm: Billionaires for Bush March
Monday, July 27th 2004
3:45pm, Green-Rainbow Party March has disbanded. Some are at the fence conversing with delegates.
2:30pm, Green-Rainbow Party March has reached the "soft zone" at Merrimac Street. There is a standstill: police have said that if they want to pass they must be searched and they do not consent to be searched.
1:30pm, Green-Rainbow Party March passes Convergence Center at Copley Square, police presence but not arrests.
12:45pm, Green-Rainbow Party March leaves Common from Charles & Beacon Streets, Proceeding up Beacon toward Fleet Center.
10:30am, Green-Rainbow Party, Anarchist Black Cross & Homes Not Jails Rally and March gathers at Charles & Beacon Streets
9:30am, Morning Action at "Free Speech Zone", performance artists demonstrate repression of free speech by dressing as prisoners, with a protester dressed as a "Free Speech Pen Officer" binding, gagging and harrassing actvists in kneeling rows
8:03pm, Police threaten Legal Observers with arrest for not providing identification at "People's Party" in JP. Police converge on rally in mass.
12pm, Answer Rally Begins on Common, anti-abortion protester arrested for causing disturbance at rally, bearded South Asian-looking protester profiled, harrassed, detained and finally arrested for "looking around" during march.
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