CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's largest city is hearing from the public on new ideas by Charlotte police and city attorneys to limit protesters during this year's Democratic National Convention.
Charlotte officials hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinances Monday.
The new convention-related ordinances crack down on protesters and ban camping on city property. Charlotte officials are worried about violence during the four-day convention.
The rules are modeled after a ban in Denver imposed the 2008 Democratic convention.
The American Civil Liberties Union worries the rules would give police too much power. The ACLU is specifically worried about banning a number of items during the convention, including backpacks and duffle bags if police think they are being used to conceal weapons or other prohibited items.
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