from the Star Tribune:
Dozens of police officers in riot gear and on horseback blocked about 500 people who had gathered for an anti-war protest on the final day of the Republican National Convention from crossing the John Ireland Boulevard bridge over I-94.
Leaders of the protest ended the standoff at 6 p.m., telling their group that they would take a different route to the Xcel Energy Center. The standoff lasted about an hour.
The group earlier rallied at the State Capitol, and started marching after their permit expired at 5 p.m. They attempted to make their way toward the Xcel, where delegates were arriving to hear John McCain’s acceptance speech.