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DNC Protests/Traffic & Bus Delays

posted Jul 25, 2016, 9:41 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 9:47 AM ]
Please be aware of the various protests and events in the city which may cause traffic and bus delays throughout this week due to the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia and plan accordingly.

Monday July25th
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A Bernie Sanders march will begin on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 11 a.m. and snake its way through Center City and down to Pattison Avenue via Broad Street. The march could draw as many as 15,000 people.

Additional Info courtesy of HughE Dillon: 

• Monday: A Bernie Sanders rally expected to be 5,000-strong will kick off at 10 a.m. in Marconi Plaza. A separate Bernie Sanders march will begin on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 11 a.m. and snake its way through Center City and down to Pattison Avenue via Broad Street. The march could draw as many as 15,000 people.
A "Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate the Death of Democracy," expected to draw about 8,000 people, will take place in FDR Park at 5 p.m.

• Tuesday: A small group from Westboro Baptist Church will demonstrate outside the Mazzoni Center in Center City at2:15 p.m. Another group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, is planning a counter-protest.
"Shut Down the DNC" rally and march will begin at 2 p.m., organized by a group that includes the MOVE Organization and the Coalition for REAL Justice. The 2,000 demonstrators plan to march from City Hall to South Philly during rush hour.
Elsewhere, the Trump for PA campaign has a permit to begin three days of rallying at Marconi Plaza.

• Wednesday: Black Men for Bernie will hold a rally at Thomas Paine Plaza from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some 2,000 demonstrators are expected. Another 8,000 or so Bernie Sanders supporters will gather in FDR Park for the first of two days of rallying.
Additionally, a group of bikers seeking to celebrate the political process plans to bike down Broad Street at 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday: The "DNC Cannabis Pride Parade," featuring an inflated, 51-foot marijuana joint, will begin at 3 p.m. at Broad and Oregon streets.
The 8,000 Bernie Sanders supporters, organized by a group dubbed "Occupy DNC," again will rally in FDR Park.

• Friday: Hillary Clinton's campaign will host a public rally at Independence Mall from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. More details will be released, but Clinton is expected to appear.
Elsewhere, Black Men for Bernie will hold another 9 a.m. rally at Thomas Paine Plaza.
Though permits are required to stage protests, city officials have said there will not be any "crackdown" on protesterswho do not obtain permits. City officials had been adamant that demonstrations would not be permitted in Center City during the morning and evening rush hours, but later eased up on that stance.
Recent city legislation enables police to issue $100 civil fines instead of making criminal arrests for nuisances crimes, like disorderly conduct or blocking a street. Mayor Jim Kenney signed the law in an attempt to avoid mass arrests during the convention.

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