Tag: DNC protests
Amnesty International will be bringing its Experience Guantanamo Cell Tours to Denver for the Convention.
Visit a Replica of a Guantanamo Prison Cell in Denver, Aug 24 - 26, to coincide with the Democratic National Convention
Urge the U.S. government to do the right thing: stop torture, charge detainees and give them fair trials or release them, and close Guantánamo.
Where: City of Cuernavaca Park, 20th street and Little Raven (across from the skate park); Denver, CO
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Late Night Denver Convention News:
- Oprah Winfrey has forked over $50k for a house in Denver for convention week.
- Protest groups are appealing yesterday's ruling in their federal lawsuit against the City and County of Denver and the Secret Service. They will file their appeal in the streets of Denver. The ACLU of Denver says it won't appeal the decision.
- How well received was yesterday's announcement that 1/2 the tickets for Obama's acceptance speech will be reserved for Coloradans? 60,000 tickets were requested in 24 hours.
- An E-town concert has been set for August 25 with James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Ani DiFranco. Tickets go on sale Thursday, the cost is $50 to $85.
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If you get arrested protesting at the Democratic National Convention in August, have no fear, the DNC People's Law Project will have your back.
The People's Law Project will provide pro-bono attorneys to help jailed protesters during the convention. The group will also staff a hotline where protesters can call for help and will field teams of neutral legal observers who will attend rallies and videotape protesters' interaction with police.
60 lawyers willing to volunteer their services met at the University of Denver today for a training session on how to defend arrested protesters.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has said the police have undergone training to help diffuse violence. Denver civil rights attorney David Lane, speaking at today's session, said police reaction to the protesters is key.
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