Streets of Boston During the DNC

Elkinton, Monica
December 2004
Guild Notes;Winter2004, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p5
The article reports that the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild announced that there were only four protest-related arrests during the Democratic National Convention held in Boston on July 26-29, 2004. Thirty Guild attorneys signed up to defend arrested protestors. The hotline provided general information to protestors, kept track of legal observers and their Team Captains, and provided legal advice from an attorney on-call. Due to skilled negotiating with Boston Police, and superb pre-Convention organizing, the Guild was proud that only four activists were arrested for protest activity. They were all bailed out in just a few hours, and are being represented by Guild counsel.


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