September 09, 2012 Slideshows

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Democratic National Convention 

Joeff Davis
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - Roughly two dozen demonstrators marched around the city late Monday night trailed by hundreds of police on foot, in patrol cars, on motorcycles, on bicycles and in a helicopter. Marchers chanted a variety of chants as they marched, including, "Fuck the Police!," and "This is what a police state looks like," while yelling at passersby various things, mostly focused on their tax dollars being wasted on the gigantic police force that was mirroring the marchers every step.

Police surrounded the marchers blocking their paths with their bodies and with their bicycles whenever the marchers entered a residential area, this created several confrontations between marchers and police. As a result marchers were led by police to march down roads with few residential buildings. The marchers claimed they were only trying to get back their "camp."

At Marshall park in Charlotte's uptown neighborhood demonstrators are camped with the permission of the city. "This is pretty unscripted, " said marcher Eric Verlo as he marched down the street. Verlo who came to the DNC from Colorado said he came to protest against "two corporate parties that represent the same thing."

Police surrounded the marchers blocking their paths with their bodies and with their bicycles whenever the marchers entered a residential area, this created several confrontations between marchers and police. As a result marchers were led by police to march down roads with few residential buildings. The marchers claimed they were only trying to get back their "camp."

Their "camp" is a tent village at Marshall park in Charlotte's uptown neighborhood where demonstrators are camped with the permission of the city. The city is not enforcing a city ordinance which prohibits camping in the park and has even set up portable toilets next to the park for people camped in the park to use.The march ended with demonstrators arriving at the park and they were quickly blocked into the park by more then 100 officers and their bicycles.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - Germ (name given by man in pig nose) said he is from North Carolina and only came out to join the march to see "how the police operate."
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - A demonstrator faces of against police as police try to stop marchers from going into a residential area.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - A marcher shouts "Nazi!" at police officers as they bike by.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - Vice President Biden and President Obama will speak at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday night when they give the climactic speeches of the convention. The other two days of the Democratic National Convention are being held at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Antiabortion protester Edwin McCora outside the Charlotte Convention Center, "Jesus calls me to be antiabortion," he said.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Remarks by Cory A. Booker.Mayor of Newark, New Jersey at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Oregon delegate, Peggy Kroessin, cheers at the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. "I am patriotic and have love of of my country and love of my president. I love Barack Obama he is a man of the people not the corporations, he is the best president since JFK and maybe the smartest president ever," she said.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The District of Columbia delegates are the farthest back in the Arena then any other delegation.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Remarks by Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Remarks by Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Rev. Jesse Jackson at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Fox news anchor Shepard Smith at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Remarks by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - Remarks by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - "Obama is in the house," yells North Carolina delegate Ingrid Nurse on the floor before the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - One of the Sign Language Interpreter's at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 4, 2012 - The 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Rob (left) and Vermin Supreme. Supreme is running for president and Robb is his campaign manager.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - John Smith hawks puppets outside the Charlotte Convention Center. "What politician is not a puppet," he said when asked if he thought Obama was a puppet, "Do you think the president actually runs anything?" He asked.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Protesters take their picture as they lie in the street in front of a line of police.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Protesters march north on Tryon in downtown Charlotte. The protest started at the Duke Energy building with a group protesting in front of the building against the use of coal, rate hikes and the companies influence on the DNC. The march quickly morphed into more then 50 people with signs protesting a wide range of causes.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - The police let a small group of protesters gather in the middle of the street at the entrance to the secure zone of the Time Warner Cable Arena. Here, despite being surrounded by police, they were able to get their message to passing participants of the convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - The police let a small group of protesters gather in the middle of the street at the entrance to the secure zone of the Time Warner Cable Arena. Here, despite being surrounded by police, they were able to get their message to passing participants of the convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - A worker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Musical performance during the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Women of the US Senate.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Senator Al Franken at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Georgia Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd during remarks by former President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Ohio Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Crowd during remarks by former President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - President Barack Obama comes out from backstage and hugs former President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 5, 2012 - Rob (left) and Vermin Supreme. Supreme is running for president and Robb is his campaign manager.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena during the final night of the 2012 DNC.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - A Illinois delegate modals a "Slut," pin made as a response to Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a prostitute for her saying health insurance should cover contraception.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by John Lewis member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Foo Fighters at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Actress Scarlett Johansson at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Actress Eva Longoria at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena during the final night of the 2012 DNC.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena during the final night of the 2012 DNC.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena during the final night of the 2012 DNC.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Joe Biden Vice President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Joe Biden Vice President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Joe Biden Vice President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Joe Biden Vice President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Barack Obama hugs Michelle Obama prior to his remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Barack Obama President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Michelle Obama laughs with daughter Sasha during Barack Obama's speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Barack Obama President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Barack Obama President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - A woman cries at the Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Remarks by Barack Obama President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Barack Obama President of the United States at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC - September 6, 2012 - Barack Obama and family leave the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 2012 - A demonstrator faces of against police as police try to stop marchers from going into a residential area.
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