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Police drop plans for razor-wire holding cells at the Democratic convention.

By Amanda Terkel

"Police drop plans for razor-wire holding cells at the Democratic convention."


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Denver police have “have dropped plans to top the holding cells in place for use during next week’s Democratic convention with razor wire after some groups started comparing the site to the detention facility for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” Instead, the cells will be topped with chain-link fencing. The ACLU has expressed concern about mass arrests of protestors, citing the 2004 GOP convention in New York City, “where some people were held for days at a converted bus depot.”


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