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Large arrest scene at DNC?
During the evening of Monday, August 25th, 2008, an activity announced on the weekly schedule of DNC response was an evening of meeting democratic delegates at their hotels. A little over an hour ago, AP wires started announcing that 50 protesters were trapped between two police lines. The Denver Post set up a live camera, (where the situation is still quite active at 7:30pacific time ). For the past half hour, it has shown a line of police next to a very large crowd of far more than 50 people.
The live cam shows that it is dark, but a photo at the Post site shows a circle of protesters surrounded during daylight, so this process has been ongoing for a while. http://www.denverpost.com/politicswestnews/ci_10301186
Loud protest chants (with voices of hundreds rather than dozens of people) suggest that the people milling around in the courtyard are not all delegate or passerby onlookers, but a crowd of supporters. The chants of 'let them go' suggests that they are watching a smaller group to the upper right in the screen be arrested.
The Denver Post has written that protesters were sprayed with a chemical.
As more reliable details trickle in, please append this information as comments or replace this link in the indybay wire.