Exactly 100 years since the city hosted its last Democratic National Convention, Denver had its hands full last weekend getting the final preparations solidified for the historic events taking place throughout the week. Between the press logistics, rerouting much of the citys traffic and the construction of the virtual security fortress in and around the Pepsi Center, it was no average weekend in Denver. The city braced for an estimated 50,000 people expected to pour in for the week.

Media personnel from around the world lined up and down Auraria
Parkway during the press check-in on Saturday. Some 15,000 members
of the media were expected. A videographer shoots footage outside the Pepsi Center on
Friday. 1981 FLC graduate-turned-Denver-policeman, Tony Burkhardt,
stands watch on Saturday. Barack Obama swag was plentiful. The media swarms over a confrontation during a rally just before
the march on Sunday. A heavy presence by the men and women in blue could be found
throughout the city. The Secret Service coordianted with local and
national law enforcement an an effort to keep things cool. Fox news reporter Griff Jenkins finds himself in a pickle as he
and his Fox News microphone get swallowed up by a hostile crowd
during the first protest set up by Recreate 68 on the steps of the
State Capitol on Sunday. Citizens take part in a protest-oriented self-defense class in
Lincoln Park on Saturday, in anticipation of clashes between police
and protestors. Members of Recreate 68 stand guard on the steps of the State
Capitol on Sunday during a speech by Ron Kovic, the paralyzed
Vietnam vet turned political activist whos memoirsBorn on the
Fourth of Julyinspired the Academy-Award winning movie.


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