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Sunday, August 24, 2008

“Revolution, Brothers and Sisters. This is a Revolution!”

posted by on August 24 at 13:35 PM

Some photoblogging (some images are popups, sorry, technical difficulties) of one of today’s protest marches in Denver…

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Hundreds of people gathered earlier this morning at the lovely state capitol building, where they listened to Rosa Clemente, VP candidate for the Green Party, utter the above-quoted phrases.

Blue Scholars and Common Market might have been there—they are scheduled to perform at one of these rallies, I know that, and I heard what might have been a performance by them, and Seattle music impresario Dave Meinert was at that very moment texting me that he had landed in Denver and was on his way to see the groups at some protest somewhere—but I was too far away to tell for sure.

Then all the protesters lined up behind this cute little police buggy with a reader board that flashes, “Welcome to Denver.”

And alternates that message with “Follow Us.”

Which the protesters did, headed for the Pepsi Center, where the designated protest zone—the protesters call it the “Freedom Cage”—is located.

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hundreds?

not worth covering.

Posted by PC | August 24, 2008 2:42 PM
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Awww Pc-are we boring you? Get back to eating that asshole. Make Dan proud.

Posted by alskdj | August 24, 2008 5:18 PM
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Fuck the Green Party! They are a front for the Neo-Cons and are hell bent on putting McCain in the White House.

Posted by elswinger | August 24, 2008 5:45 PM
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Posted by Comment Deleted | August 24, 2008 7:05 PM
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Posted by Comment Deleted | August 24, 2008 7:12 PM
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Posted by Comment Deleted | August 24, 2008 9:23 PM
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Call me old-fashioned (I'm a big old lavender sachet with a bertha collar at heart) but since when did everyone who is promoting a cause become a protester?

American political conventions have a long history of people parading their issues. That doesn't mean they are protesting. Even if they are, why is that a big deal?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | August 24, 2008 11:07 PM
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Greens?

Didn't they get annihilated by the Top Two Primary?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 25, 2008 12:27 AM
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Doesn't the idea of a 'designated protest zone' make anyone else's flesh crawl?

Posted by Greg | August 25, 2008 9:32 AM

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