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Protesters Gather at GOP Convention Site in NYC

NPR's Mike Pesca reports from New York City on the more than 100,000 protestors have gathered near Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. On Sunday, the day before the convention's start, a crowd estimated between 120,000 and 500,000 people marched along Seventh Avenue to protest Bush administration policies. Pesca found the protests to be mostly peaceful, though some marchers confronted the police.

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Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City.
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