Meanwhile, outside of the debate hall…

This is the sixth Metroblogging dispatch from the CNN Debate at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Keep an eye on the front page or our politics category for updates, or check out my Flickr page for more photos throughout the day.

DSC_0637.jpgWhile CNN viewers worldwide were watching the debate inside the Kodak Theatre, there was plenty of activity outside – including a viewing party of 2000+ Obama and Clinton supporters in the Hollywood & Highland Courtyard. Another 500 or so protesters lined the sidewalk in front of the Kodak, some holding posterboards reading that CNN rigged the debates, a mish mash of Ron Paul and Kucinich for President signs, but almost all chanting calls to end the Iraq war.

On an important side note, for some excellent additional coverage by Los Angeles bloggers, check out Kevin Roderick’s logs from the day [here, here and here]; and LAist’s Jeremy Oberstein gives a great sense of the vibe and activity going on behind the scenes.

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protesters organized by A.N.S.W.E.R. LA stretched down along the Hollywood Blvd. sidewalk.

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Obama and Clinton supporters watch the debate from a live, public viewing party in the Hollywood & Highland courtyard.

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