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    holding pen

    Hours before, thousands had massed in Victoria Park, to wait there in a kind of holding pen until the march began officially at 3pm, at which point a single gate opened onto the highway.

    What does holding pen mean in the above sentence?

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    Re: holding pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Hours before, thousands had massed in Victoria Park, to wait there in a kind of holding pen until the march began officially at 3pm, at which point a single gate opened onto the highway.

    What does holding pen mean in the above sentence?

    Thanks!

    JY
    Original: "Hours before, thousands had massed in Victoria Park, to wait there in a kind of holding pen until the march began officially at 3pm, at which point a single gate opened onto the highway.

    Alternative: "Hours before, thousands had massed in Victoria Park, to wait there in a kind of staging area until the march began officially at 3pm, at which point a single gate opened onto the highway.

    The large crowd was forced to wait in a confined area of Victoria Park until 3:00 pm.

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