Protesters: Holding pens unfit for voting machines

From: Clive Denton

Date: 2008-08-16 22:34:24

Protesters: Holding pens unfit for voting machines   15 Aug 2008 The Denver Post Dozen or so pens are made of chain link fencing with coiled concertina wire along the top   Convention protesters said this afternoon that the “secret jail” the city has set up for people arrested during the upcoming Democratic National Convention used to house the city’s voting machines until the building was declared unfit for the machines. At a press conference in front of the holding pens the city has built inside a dilapidated warehouse at 38th Avenue and Steele Street, protester Glenn Spagnuolo said the city stored its voting machines there until officials said the building was too hot for the machines and was without a fire sprinkler system. “The city pulled its voting machines from here because the building gets too hot. Yet now they’ll put people in there who use those machines to vote,” he told a small gathering of reporters. “There are no toilets there. There’s no water, no fire suppression. The city should be ashamed. It needs to stop criminalizing protests.”   Read full report Here

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