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News :: Organizing
DNC summary day by day
31 Jul 2004
I've been following the events...most of this is elsewhere on boston indymedia. Thanks to everyone for covering this, or going to the demonstrations. I saw someone call it a failure because there were few arrests, I say it was a great success. Things like the Bazaar were inspiring and should be widely imitated. "People had the opportunity long ago to speak to their delegates," said a press aide for the convention committee. "There are plenty of other ways to make your voice heard other than protesting."
DNC HAPPENINGS

: Boston Social Forum [video]
Convergence Center/Alternative Village
Bl(A)ck Tea Society text message updates
"Eyes Wide Open" exhibit
DNC2RNC March
--- 7/25
  • 7/25: "As the International ANSWER march reached the Fleet Center (site of the Democratic National Convention), the Secret Service detained for questioning a demonstrator apparently of South Asian (Indian or Pakistani) descent for "looking around"--a clear act of racial profiling. He has since been released." [1]
  • 7/25: "Police threaten Legal Observers with arrest for not providing identification at "People's Party" in JP. Police converge on rally in mass."
  • 7/25: "...The seeds of peace bus was visited for a third time. Police entered the bus ignoring requests by the resident cook for a search warrant. The bus is parked on a private lot with permission from the lots owner. Earlier in the week several agencies searched the bus, stealing four propane tanks that still have not been returned."
  • 7/25: "Pro-life" groups try to start fights
(Summary of 7/25).
--- 7/26 (Summary of 7/26)
--- 7/27 (Summary of 7/27)
--- 7/28
  • 7/28: "'What Have We Become: From Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib' Rally starts--about 500 people"
  • 7/28: "Activist arrested while walking down the street outside the Convergence Center."
  • 7/28: 400-500 people environmental march
(Summary of 7/28)
--- 7/29
  • 7/29: Critical Mass ride. [photos]
  • 7/29: "Copley Square claimed with giant circle-A banner."
  • 7/29: Save Civil Liberties hooded march
  • 7/29: Various other marches ("No Blood For Oil" march, etc.), street theater
  • 7/29: "Medics with water not being allowed into free speech zone"
  • 7/29: "Empty watter bottle alleged to be molotov cocktail, used as excuse for arrest"
  • 7/29: "The secret service is preventing the IMC from videotaping"
  • 7/29: "Protesters...cut parts of fence of the "Free Speech Zone" with bolt cutters."
  • 7/29: "Confirmed: One female hospitalized by police responding to protesters at the Fleet Center due to a baton blow to the head" + 3 other arrests [photos]
  • 7/29: "Party Crashers disrupted the floor of the DNC with discussion of anarchism, signs such as "Why do we need a president?" "Kerry is Bush"; no arrests."
  • 7/29: Two-faced effigy of Bush/Kerry burned in a rather celebratory demonstration.
  • 7/29: Queer "Kiss-in"
  • 7/29: Immigration rights demonstration
(Summary of 7/29)
See also:
http://tothebarricades.blogspot.com/2004/07/people-had-opportunity-long-ago-to.html
http://tothebarricades.blogspot.com/

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Re: DNC summary day by day
31 Jul 2004
7/30 - DNC2RNC March leaves Boston Common, headed to New York. Fo rmore info: www.dnc2rnc.org
Re: DNC summary day by day
31 Jul 2004
there was supposed to be a Bazaar after party?!
Re: DNC summary day by day
31 Jul 2004
apparently. i got a text message from the BTS saying it was cancelled without an explanation :(:(