Inside The DNC Protests


Recreate 68 is one of the controversially-named progressive groups organizing demonstrations and other activities at the 2008 DNC in Denver. The UpTake’s Chuck Olsen interviews one of the group’s founders, Mark Cohen, and documents the first big protest of the DNC. The theme was, “End the Occupation.”

 

Cohen points out that the group is not named “Recreate Chicago 68″ or “Recreate DNC 68″ a reference to the police riots that errupted during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.  The group is dedicated to peace, and unlike those protests in 1968, these ended peacefully with no immediate reports of arrests. 

 

Additional footage by Corrine McDermid and Josh Mull. Live music performance by Dead Prez.

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Inside The DNC Protests


Recreate 68 is one of the controversially-named progressive groups organizing demonstrations and other activities at the 2008 DNC in Denver. The UpTake’s Chuck Olsen interviews one of the group’s founders, Mark Cohen, and documents the first big protest of the DNC. The theme was, “End the Occupation.”

 

Cohen points out that the group is not named “Recreate Chicago 68″ or “Recreate DNC 68″ a reference to the police riots that errupted during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.  The group is dedicated to peace, and unlike those protests in 1968, these ended peacefully with no immediate reports of arrests. 

 

Additional footage by Corrine McDermid and Josh Mull. Live music performance by Dead Prez.

Comments are closed.