The City has established two main areas open to First Amendment activity during the DNC. A free speech zone and a parade route. Speakers and marches on a wide variety of issues will try to make their voices heard in these venues over the next three days.
All manner of topics will be addressed in the free speech zone ranging from abortion issues, to student justice, to anti-war topics. Just as diverse are the marches to take place on the designated parade route. Groups including NC HEAT, NORML, Doctors for America, and several Occupy organizations and members are scheduled to hold demonstrations.