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Protesting the National Conventions: A Visual History


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activism, resistance, political conventions, activists, protection, humans, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, nature, usa, politics, government, ethics, americans, elections )

Cal
- 700 days ago - theweek.com
Tropical storm or no, some 15,000 activists are expected to swarm the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this week, followed by another 10,000 protesters in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention.



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Comments

Azaima A. (218)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 4:29 am
This is what democracy looks like.
 

Diane B. (275)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 4:34 am
thanks for posting this Cal
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 5:03 am
ty
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 5:34 am
Thanks.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 5:52 am
One of the photos shows police brutality. Distressing and disgusting.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 9:33 am
noted, ty
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 11:06 am
I can remember some pretty terrible protests. Nixon's first convention was mobbed by angry Vietnam protesters; it really got ugly.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:08 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:15 pm
Thank you!
 

Deborah W. (6)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 2:57 pm
Just another social event, useless effort ... take your protest for or against to the booth where it will do the most good.
 

Wayne W. (12)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 3:59 pm
Allan, surely you mean Nixon's second convention. It is unlikely that there would have been Viet Nam protests in 1960. In any case, the protests were not nearly as ugly as what was happening in Viet Nam.

Deborah, were you born after 1968? The protests were decidedly not useless.
 

anne barusta (0)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 5:00 pm
thanks
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 12:25 am
Thanks.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 1:11 am
Shows how CREATIVE people can be!
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 3:10 am
In November 2010, Americans voted to remove the democratic spending machines in congress. In a tsunami vote, republicans were elected to take the seats of those democrats who were enabling Obama's wreckless spending. Republicans who campaigned on "No More Spending" were brought into congress.

Never underestimate the power of the American people. Too far left and too far right is too far for America.

After last night's Republican Convention, I believe our country has once again been energized. Ronald Reagan must be looking down on America with a huge smile on his face.

Real Hope & Change is in the air.
 

Dave C. (213)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 7:53 am
very interesting pictures.... a strong history.....
 
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