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'Public Expression Zone' set up for demonstrations outside debate site

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- With the presidential debate coming to St. Louis this weekend, it is likely demonstrators are not far behind.

Washington University has designated a "Public Expression Zone" for protesters. The university's Debate Steering Committee said anyone from the community or outside of the community can come to the space.  There will even be a microphone and a stage.

The university has encouraged freedom of expression and is giving students free reign for that.

"Our students, this is their campus. This is their home," explained Steve Givens, the Washington University Debate Chairman. "So wherever they want to gather, as long as it is outside of the secure perimeter, outside of the athletic complex, they are free to do that. And I'm sure they will."

The Public Expression Zone is roped off on the corner of Forsyth and Big Bend. People can sign up to reserve time on the stage.

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