With growing tensions between BLM and the police, and Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democratic establishment, thousands will be pouring into Philadelphia in two weeks for the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center. Across the street from Wells Fargo is Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. Bernie supporter Billy Taylor has obtained permits to demonstrate in the park months ago. The park has a 9pm curfew, and Philadelphia Police have announced it will be enforced. With thousands of demonstrators from all over the country coming to the city, places to sleep are being booked up fast. One organizer is having 25 people sleep in his 2 bedroom house and 30 more in a closed-down daycare he owns. If people sleep in the park, how will the police respond? There are eerie similarities to Chicago 1968, yet encouraging differences… for one, Mayor Jim Kenny doesn’t seem to be very fascist, like Richard Daley.
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