Skip to comments.Judge upholds "free speech zone" at Democratic convention but O-K's march
Posted on 07/22/2004 7:14:33 PM PDT by Libloather
Judge upholds "free speech zone" at Democratic convention but O-K's march
BOSTON A federal judge has called a fenced-in "protest zone" at the upcoming Democratic National Convention "an affront to free expression" -- but rejected an effort to block its use.
Judge Douglas Woodlock also agreed with protesters' lawyers that the area, more than a block away from the convention site, looked worse than a concentration camp, with razor wire on a chain-link fence, and overhead netting.
But Woodlock indicated he had Secret Service information about possible protest tactics that made the site necessary, especially in a time of terrorism.
In another suit, Woodlock ruled protesters should be allowed to march directly past the convention site, Boston's FleetCenter. The march will be held Sunday, the day before the convention opens.
The city had wanted the protest parade to end at the demonstration center.
Perfect spot for *Bubba to bring *his date...
So the "Korn Kage" stays. LOL!
Hey, all you conservative types, get in the cage!
On Sunday,Ted Kennedy will be having a Clam Bake at the compound,there won't be a Delegate in Boston.
the razor wire enclosed area should be for the really,really dangerous types-smokers!
The designated 'free speech zone' in Boston.
This is what all the soldiers and sailors throughout our country's history fought and died protecting: An area surrounded by cyclone fencing, topped with razor wire.
In other words, a 'Free Speech Zone'.
BTW, George W. Bush loves these things and uses them all the time.
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