The police plan for protesters at the Democratic National Convention, which starts today in Boston, is to pen them into a 28,000-square-foot corral beneath two elevated subway tracks, surrounded on all sides by two rows of concrete Jersey barriers and by six-foot-high chain-link fencing. A black mesh, said by police to be water repellant, covers the fence. Nets run up to the subway tracks, to prevent protesters from hurling debris over the fences. Razor wire curls along the tracks. The pen has only two exits, one of which appears to be no wider than an... More >>>
By photo: Danfung Dennis
A BALM medic treats a protester wounded in Miami last year.