Anti War Protestors Plan Ahead – And Are Denied

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The city of Minneapolis is one of the finalists bidding for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Remembering the difficulties with the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008, a coalition of anti-war groups asked the city of Minneapolis for a permit conditional on the DNC actually coming to Minneapolis.

The city refused the request with several hazy reasons.

Members of the groups gathered on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall to protest this action by the city.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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