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DNC protesters meet to discuss tactics, preparation
Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Meghan Cooke

Posted on 08/18/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by Libloather

DNC protesters meet to discuss tactics, preparation
Demonstrator group heads met to discuss preparation
By Meghan Cooke
The Charlotte Observer
Modified: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

Demonstrators who plan to march through uptown Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention met Saturday to prepare for what could happen to them during possibly the largest protest in city history.

About 25 people representing groups that will make up the Coalition to March on Wall Street South gathered just northeast of uptown in a building on East 15th Street – a location they call their “convergence space” or “solidarity center.”

They discussed possible encounters with police during an “anti-repression” workshop Saturday. Ayende Alcala, a member of the Occupy Charlotte group, said the coalition is planning and promoting a peaceful march, but they’re preparing for all possibilities.

“We don’t know what to expect,” Alcala said, adding that some marchers have never been involved in a protest and others have never participated in one so large. “In case there is violence, we have to protect ourselves.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; 2012rncconvention; charlotte; convention; dnc; protest; usefulidiots
Do freeloaders really prepare in advance?
1 posted on 08/18/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Bammy’s bunch can kiss North Carolina bye bye. Its going Myth in November.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 5:29:01 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Libloather
I thought that most barking moonbats are convention delegates.
3 posted on 08/18/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Libloather

These people are scum but the bigger scumbags will actually be inside the hall.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 5:31:17 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Libloather

i hope a few protesters dress up as rats and hold anti-liberal signs. this would make a great sign, Welcome To North Carolina, No Rats Allowed !!


5 posted on 08/18/2012 5:34:10 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: Libloather

UP TWINKLES EVERYONE!

6 posted on 08/18/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

CHAINS & DOPE.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Libloather

Hope some Tea Patriots infiltrate the Occupiers and have some clever signs.

Pray for America


8 posted on 08/18/2012 5:49:27 PM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: bray

Hope some Tea Patriots infiltrate the Occupiers and have some clever signs.
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All pick-a-protester to stand next to while wearing your “I’M WITH STUPID” T’shirts, with arrow.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Libloather
"What do we want?"

"MONEY!"

"When do we want it?"

"NOW!"

"Why do we want it?"

"BECAUSE MONEY IS EVIL!"
10 posted on 08/18/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

lots of rebel flags flying around the city t wecome the great hordes of he unwashed


11 posted on 08/18/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Libloather
Groups involved:

Academi (formerly Blackwater) Watch

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition of Charlotte

Anti-War Committee, Minnesota

Asociación de Estudiantes Latinas/os y Latinoamericanas/os (Association of Latino/a and Latin American Students –AELLA), New York, NY

Charlotte Action Center for Justice

Coalition to March on the RNC

CODEPINK

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Community & Postal Workers United

DC Labor Chorus/Labor Heritage Foundation

Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO

Free Mumia Coalition NYC

Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Freedom Socialist Party

Herman@s Orgullosos en Las Americas (HOLA), Asheville, NC

IFCO/Pastors for Peace

Industrial Workers of the World, Gainesville Area chapter

International Socialist Organization, Charlotte, NC Branch

Labor Coalition of the Carolinas Against Corporate Politics

Labor for Palestine

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, North Dakota

Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution

May 1 Coalition for Workers and Immigrants Rights

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice

Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc)

MortgageFraud in North Carolina

MOVE Organization

Movimento per la società di giustizia, Italy

North Carolina Labor Against the War

NC Coalition Against Corporate Power

New York City Labor Against the War

Queer Liberation Front

Queering Occupy Wall Street – NYC (The LGBTQ working group for OWS)

Radical Women

Raleigh-Durham Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)

Revolutionary Students Union, Utah

Socialists of Greater Tampa Bay, Florida

Solidarity Iran – SI

Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Baltimore City Chapter

Students for a Democratic Society

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), UNC Asheville

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), UNC Chapel Hill

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), NC State University

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

United National Antiwar Coalition

United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union

Veterans for Peace

Vietnam Veterans Against the War — Old School Sappers

Washington Peace Center

Winthrop Socialist Student Union, Winthrop State University, Rock Hill, SC

Workers World Party


12 posted on 08/18/2012 6:09:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: xrmusn

Bet there are a few rednecks ready to give them some Southern hospitality.

Pray for America


13 posted on 08/18/2012 6:10:06 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: bray

I hope Call of the Wildman shows up with a few hundred of his buddies to greet the protesters, “southern style y’all”.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Libloather

This could be more fun than the Olympics. The question is whether the MSM will cover the protests to any degree. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the protests largely ignored, even if there was a full scale war going on outside the convention hall.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Dallas59

OMG!

Get the popcorn~! I may video this and sell the videos on late night TV...SHAMWOW!!


16 posted on 08/18/2012 6:52:27 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Libloather

Barry’s people. Communist / community activists.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Dallas59
United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union

ROTFLMAO. As a kid who grew up in Pittsburgh through the 1950s, the image of a school bus driving Granny as a Steel Worker just cracks me up.

What the hell are they protesting for... nicer kids ... less traffic ... softer seats?

Unions sure as hell ain't what they used to be. ;~))

18 posted on 08/18/2012 7:04:28 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Libloather

Ain’t nothing the vermin can come up with that can’t be handled by a couple of Blackhawk helo’s with a minigun on each.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Correct Sir you win a prize . One Attaboy & a pat on the back.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:10 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Dallas59

I haven’t got the heart to tell them they’re protesting the wrong convention.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Charlotte isn’t NASCAR. There’s a sizable liberal artsy-fartsy district just east of downtown, and enough muzzies to make Six Flags host Muslim-only days. Add immigrant & multiethnic politics & you’ve got a rather combustible mix. And unlike New York City, Charlotte is easy to get into & out of in a hurry, good logistics for bused-in rent-a-mobs.

Charlotte 2012 could easily resemble Chicago 1968.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:36:23 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Dallas59

and most of these groups all are the same people. A few months ago someone on here posted how these grous had the same office, had the same phone number and were just a small group of loons.

Typical lefty nuts, they try and make it out to the public and media that they’re millions but infact they are just a couple of thousand around the country but collect money through diffferent name groups


23 posted on 08/18/2012 7:42:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: elcid1970

Wasn’t there a TV movie about a nuke set off in Charlotte, or was that Charleston?


24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

The movie “Special Report” was set in Charleston. Full movie used to be available on You Tube.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:09:49 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Sorry, it was “Special Bulletin”, a made for TV movie from 1983.


26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Southerners don’t cotton to that hippie crap.

Pray for America


27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: Dallas59
Labor for Palestine

Making bombs?

Queering Occupy Wall Street

How does that happen?

Radical Women

I've got enough stories to fill a book...

28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:24 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

I think they need to demand that all the RAT millionaires give up their money. We should encourage that.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:11 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Libloather

I don’t understand why they aren’t having their convention in Havana. It is the perfect place.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:47:05 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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One molotov cocktail thrown, could start an epic riot. Hmmmm, subverting the subversives.


31 posted on 08/19/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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