Democrats Preparing for Possible Virtual Convention to Avoid Repeat of '68 Anti-War Protests

Democrats Preparing for Possible Virtual Convention to Avoid Repeat of ’68 Anti-War Protests


Democrats are planning to make at least part of their national convention virtual to avoid a repeat of the disastrous 1968 convention in Chicago, according to Politico Magazine.

There are at least a half-dozen parallels between the party’s 1968 presidential convention and the one this summer, including the host city and the impact of anti-war protests.

As CBS News reported this month, “The U.S. Palestinian Community Network is one of more than 70 organizations involved in planning various protests during the four-day convention at the United Center,” slated to take place Aug. 19-22.

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“The protesters have said they want to send a message to President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders to do more to force a ceasefire in Gaza” between Israel and Hamas, it

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