Obama rally, anti-war protest planned for outside Hollywood Dem debate

obama_fairey.jpgUnless you love politics or traffic, avoid Hollywood tomorrow. The CNN Democratic Debate at the Kodak Theatre could create the largest traffic tie up in the area since last year’s Academy Awards.

Hollywood Blvd. will be closed between Highland and Orange all day, and due to heightened security due to the presence of Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, the LAPD “may make further road closure determinations” without notice.

While the debate is a ticketed, invite only event, some outside activities to take note of:

  • The Obama campaign is also having a debate viewing party nearby at the Pig & Whistle from 5pm-7pm. If you’re attending the rally, or looking for someplace near the $500/head fundraiser following the debate, this may be a great option.
  • A.N.S.W.E.R. LA* will also be directing their anti-war ire outside of the Kodak between 5pm and 7pm. A press release rallying attendee explains, “There Won’t Be A Candidate In That Theater Who Will Really End The War, But That’s What The People Want–And We Intend To Do It.” The website also argues, “The debate is being sponsored by CNN and the L.A. Times, the same corporate media outlets that continually refuse to cover the anti-war struggle.”

*Evidence of inconsistent, but not lazy, use of periods.

3 Replies to “Obama rally, anti-war protest planned for outside Hollywood Dem debate”

  1. According to Shephard Fairey, only 350 of the Obama “Progress” were printed. Now lets do some art collection math: 1/350 + time + historic presidency = ??? Well, I must say, I wish I had two. (One to sell, and one to keep.)

  2. And as usual, I will be having my debate viewing party with liveblogging. I wish I could wander away from the house tonight, but Lost airs tonight.

  3. Does anyone know if the debate will be viewable from outside the theatre? Outdoor screens or anything?

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