Protesters say they won’t stop at RNC

from WKBT:

Protesters say they won’t stop at RNC

Associated Press – September 2, 2008 11:54 AM ET

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Protest groups are pledging to take to the streets of St. Paul every day of the Republican National Convention.

Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Committee says at a news conference today that the protesters will not be stopped.

The group plans to march this afternoon. They intend to deviate from their approved route to go by the county jail where some people arrested yesterday remain.

She also promised multiple acts of civil disobedience.

Thousands of anti-war protesters marched peacefully in downtown St. Paul yesterday, but a few hundred splintered off and turned violent. They are blamed for attacking delegates, smashing windows, throwing bottles and starting at least one fire.

Authorities arrested more than 280 people, including about 130 who faced possible felony charges.

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