People have gone crazy lately over the issue of urine and feces at the Democratic National Convention. How crazy? Well, there have been several national news stories about protesters who fear that the Denver police will use a weapon designed to cause crowds to crap themselves. Meanwhile, security officials have warned that the protesters themselves could possibly use poo or pee against police or delegates -– even smearing themselves in the stuff to prevent arrest. As a result, on Monday, August 4, Denver City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would ban the possession of "noxious substances" at protests.
Will somebody please stop this madness?!
To help mediate, Westword has founded Normal Citizens Rising Against Poo (NoCRAP) and is asking police, protesters, politicians and delegates to commit to "a moratorium on the public throwing, spraying, smearing, hosing or inducing of excrement for the week of August 25 through 29."
Please, do your duty and download the The Denver Doo-Doo Accord. Then, leave your name or the name of your organization in the comments section below. We’re trying to gain as many signatures as possible before Monday's meeting to show the world that the DNC will not turn into a huge feces fest. At least not in the literal sense. – Jared Jacang Maher
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