Wednesday July 30, 2008

News Feature: Protest Groups Challenge DNC Plans in Court

An insult to free speech or a necessity for delegate safety? Protest groups are squaring off against the city of Denver in federal court this week, battling over where, and how, demonstrations will be allowed to take place during the Democratic National Convention. KCFR's Megan Verlee's been attending the trial and has more.

The roof of the Pepsi Center is just visible from the designated public demonstration area, above one of the Convention's several media tents. Convention organizers say demonstrators be seen and heard by delegates walking up Auraria Parkway from the vehicle drop-off point, but protest groups are fighting to get within sight of the main doors.

 

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