Anti-convention protest organizing

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

While Democrats and Republicans gathered in Washington this weekend to caucus for one of the few remaining candidates for President, anti-authoritarians and activists also held a gathering.  There, they began planning protests at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

The Democratic convention will take place in Denver from August 24th to 28th.  The Republican convention is planned for Minneapolis, September 1st to 4th.

KBOO Reporter Cris Andrae travelled to Olympia and put together this compilation of voices from the organizing conferece:

The organizers which gathered at Evergreen state college in Olympia over the weekend vowed to re-create the spirit of resistance that was present in the 1968 protests against the Party conventions.

KBOO Radio pulled this clip from our archives, of the Democratic convention in 1968:

That was a recording from the 1968 coverage of the Democratic Convention protests, heard on KBOO radio during the station's first few months on the air.              ###

 

 

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