Invesco Protesters Relegated to VIP Parking Lot

August 2008

Denver officials announced that the protest zone for Invesco Field, where Sen. Barack Obama will deliver his nomination acceptance speech, will be VIP parking lot J, which will be fenced. Here's the Invesco Field parking map (pdf).

The fenced-in area will be about 53,000 square feet in Lot J. Delegates entering the convention will pass by the area from between 200 and 400 feet away after they are dropped off for the night's speech by Sen. Barack Obama. Protesters will be allowed to use bullhorns, and the city will provide a stage, amplification equipment, and at least two speakers that will be located outside the zone and pointing toward Invesco Field at Mile High.

In related news, the protesters are offering Denver a "doo doo accord," and, yes, it's just what it sounds like--a reponse to the City Council's final consideration tonight of an ordinance banning protesters from carrying buckets of the human stuff.

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