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Live from the DNC
Party!
Pre-Con Prep
Live From the Democratic National Convention
Thursday, 29 July 2004
BBC on the prowl
End of the convention and the BBC reporter is making his way through the crowd looking for comments and excitement.

This'll wrap it up for my coverage of the Con. I'm beat. It's been an interesting week here in Boston. Much calmer and less active than most people feared/hoped for. Hopefully the lack of spending won't drive any retailers or restaurants out of business. I'm betting that NYC won't have similar issues with the RNC - there'll be some disruptions, to be sure, but the size and population of NYC will easily absorb the incoming crowd. Given that it's the RNC, however, look for more protests.

Hope you've enjoyed the real-time coverage from my cell phone posts. The goal was to show what was going on in Boston and inside the Convention, without having a political bent, just a ground floor look. Hopefully, that's how it came out.

Thanks for reading! Cheers.

remote Posted by Jamie at 11:25 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 12:26 PM EST
Watching Kerry @ the green dragon

If I can't be @ the Fleet, at least I'm in the cradle of liberty. The Green Dragon is one of the oldest bars in Boston. This is where John Hancock, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and others met to plan the Revolution.



remote Posted by Jamie at 10:32 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 11:59 AM EST
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Gathered @ the Green Dragon

To watch Kerry's acceptance speech after getting booted from the Fleet.



remote Posted by Jamie at 10:00 PM EDT
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Forced from the fleet
The line of police marching forward to remove everyone from the first floor of the Fleet Center.



remote Posted by Jamie at 9:44 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 11:56 AM EST
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Access denied
Police preventing anyone else from going upstairs to the Convention.



remote Posted by Jamie at 9:40 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 12:01 PM EST
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Time to leave
Whether I want to or not. Being ejected from the building. Probably not worth scuffling over, eh?


remote Posted by Jamie at 9:35 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 12:02 PM EST
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Being forced out

Police sweep the Fleet. Forced out.



remote Posted by Jamie at 9:33 PM EDT
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Closing the Fleet

Police barricading the first floor. Clearing the building on Fire Marshall's orders. Apparently, there are more people here than legally allowed. Funny, I've been here for Bruins games and seen it more crowded...and rowdier. They're not even selling beer for the DNC.



remote Posted by Jamie at 9:27 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 November 2005 12:00 PM EST
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Fire & security being brought into the Fleet




remote Posted by Jamie at 9:18 PM EDT
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Kerry staffer in tears

After being denied access to the hall. Police said the Fleet is in lockdown.



remote Posted by Jamie at 9:07 PM EDT
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