Judge Inspects Boston “Free Speech” Protest Zone

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A federal judge walked under coils of razor wire and black netting yesterday for a firsthand look at a "free speech" protest zone near next week's Boston Democratic National Convention site that prompted a lawsuit from activists who liken the space to a prison. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock inspected the 28,000-square-foot area under abandoned elevated tracks and raised questions, including whether the area could safely contain protesters with only two exits. "Are there . . .

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