RADICALS: Flamingo Park Jamboree

For weeks an aura of impending mayhem hovered over Miami Beach. Residents were openly jittery about claims that up to 10,000 militant protesters would storm the city during the Democratic National Convention. As it happened, the feared invasion was more carnival than confrontation. Fewer than 4,000 "non-delegates" showed up. With the approval of the city fathers, they unfurled their bedrolls in Flamingo Park, seven blocks from the convention center. The armies of the New Politics looked anything but menacing. Saffron-robed Hare Krishnas jingled and danced next to the Young Socialists. Satanists...

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