By: Andrew Meyer
The Democratic National Convention officially begins Tuesday, but that didn’t mean Sunday was business as usual in Charlotte. A 100 square block of the city surrounding the Time Warner Cable Arena has already been cordoned off. Police details are in full effect, and reporters, volunteers, and politicians have already begun their work.
A peaceful march lead by Occupy protesters snaked through the city Sunday. Marchers were organized in bands of special interest — immigrants rights protesters, gay rights advocates, Code Pink, Anarchists, and everyday people. The march stole most of the headlines, but there was also early action form young Democratic leaders.
The days preceding the DNC are less the calm before the storm and more of a crescendo building toward a fervor that will soon engulf the city of Charlotte and Democratic Party. Check out the slideshow from the day’s activities: