7TH AND D STREETS -- A huge crowd at the parade route is not yet being screened, Post reporters and readers say.
Post reporter Michael Birnbaum reports that around 7 a.m. -- when screening was scheduled to begin -- the crowd began chanting "let us in," but the gates had not been opened by 7:18. People started trickling through by 7:35.
But the crowd at 3rd and C was getting angry waiting. 30 minutes passed since the police said it would open.
The 14th St. checkpoint has been closed. Crowd diverted to 18th St.
"So are we, like, here for the day?" one girl asked a stranger.
Readers expressed frustration about the situation via text message and e-mail, and a Twitterer posted this photo. Another worried that they might be trampled when the gates finally open.
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