DNC Protesters Plan Five Days of Disruption

While a diverse group of protesters is expected to demonstrate at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August, a least one anarchist group has published a rough draft for five days of disruption and civil disobedience during the event.Unconventional Action, a network of anarchists and other anti-authoritarians, recently released a schedule of events supporting a specific social justice issue for each day of the convention.

For instance, on Sunday, Aug. 24, activists plan an “anti-war and occupation day,” which is expected to include a march and “reclamation of space somewhere in the city,” according to a blog set up for the event

Other days include:

Monday, Aug. 25: Free Political Prisoners/Human Rights Day

Tuesday, Aug. 26: Environmental Issues/ No Global Warming Day

Wednesday, Aug. 27: No Borders Day

Thursday, Aug. 28: End Racism/Imperialism Day

Protesters say they are also planning to print and distribute a newspaper during the Democratic and Republican conventions.

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Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature.

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