"On one side are 36,000 cops - a force that city councilman Peter Vallone, Jr calls "perhaps the world's 10-largest standing army". On the other side are at least 250,000 protesters expected to converge on the city from allacross the United States and Canada - a demonstration six times larger than the legendary antiglobalisation protests that rocked Seattle in 1999."
Michelle Goldberg-The Manchester Guardian
WILL THERE BE PROTESTS?
Large numbers of demonstrators are expected to stage protests in the vicinity of the venue. The main demonstration area is on Eighth Avenue extending southfrom 31st Street for as far as necessary depending upon the size of the crowd.Significant crowds could impede the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the area. The largest demonstration is expected on Sunday August29th, resulting in the closure of 7th Avenue between 14th and 34th Street,34th Street between 7th and 12th Avenue, and the West Side Highway from 34th Street to Chambers Street.-the NYPD Convention "FAQ
This is going to take place on the street where I live. I physically overlook the midwestern and western assembly areas.