Charlotte holds lottery for protest slots outside Democratic convention

The city is allowing up to six daily time slots (40 minutes each) for the parade route and up to 20 slots (30 minutes each) for the platform for a total of 78 slots, meaning all of those who applied will be granted at least one slot to demonstrate.

So who’s on the list?

Among the smattering, Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics was allotted the 6 p.m. time at the speakers’ platform on Tuesday (Sept 4), while Occupy NCSU (North Carolina Statue University) is scheduled to appear one hour earlier.

GreedOutofWeed.org, a pro-Obama group that advocates the legalization of medical marijuana, was granted a 40-minute slot at the parade on Thursday.