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September 1, 2004

Getting into the RNC

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to leave Cambridge with my wife to spend a few days in New York City to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Although our main purpose in going is to do the normal touristy things, we'll also probably drop by Madison Square Garden to see if there's any excitement outside the Republican National Convention. Apparently, it must not be too hard to get valid credentials for the floor, because according to CNN, eleven protesters managed to do it:

Eleven protesters were arrested Wednesday on the floor of Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention, law enforcement officials said.

The protesters were members of the AIDS activist group ACT UP and will face trespassing charges. They shouted and carried signs on the convention floor during a speech by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.

All the hecklers had valid floor passes. The U.S. Secret Service said the screening process is working and no one who has demonstrated inside the convention has had a weapon or posed a threat to anyone.

So if some credentials happen come my way, maybe I'll stop in to take in the scene. It worked at the DNC for Keith Winstein of MIT's student newspaper, The Tech.

Posted by davemoore at September 1, 2004 5:31 PM