Police raids don’t deter antiwar event
ST. PAUL, Minn. | Organizers of a massive march at the Republican National Convention on Monday say the stage is set for their protest despite the convention’s scaled-back activities and a series of law enforcement raids seen by the groups as attempts to quell their right to free speech.
“Plans for tomorrow’s massive antiwar march are well in hand,” said Jess Sundin, a spokeswoman for the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War. “People will not let the RNC gather in St. Paul without a loud and clear response from us.”
The coalition’s protest will begin at 11 a.m. with a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol building and continue with a march past the Republican convention headquarters at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Organizers have said they expect as many as 50,000 people to participate. full article