PHILADELPHIA (INTELLIHUB) — This year’s Democratic National Convention, which will be hosted at the Wells Fargo Center and XFinity Live!, July 25-28, is anticipated to be slightly-chaotic at best.
The massive venue will have a perimeter established, constructed of ‘no-scale fencing,’ to block out any protesters from entering, the Secret Service Special Agent in charge told a local news outfit.
The event is anticipated to be volatile by officials and has been deemed a National Special Security Event that has over 20 governing subcommittees, who are currently planning the facilitation of security, crowd control management, infrastructure and tech operations.
According to NBC10, “FDR Park, which is across South Broad Street from the arena, has been designated a protest zone by the city. Pro-Bernie Sanders protesters have secured permits to demonstrate from Sunday through Thursday of the DNC week. In applying for those permits, protest organizers estimated up to 30,000 people could take part.”
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