September 5, 2008
from FOX “News”:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — At least 55 people have been arrested on the fourth consecutive day of protests during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
Thursday night, police were trying to corral about 200 more protesters for arrests on the Marion Street bridge in St. Paul.
Police expect the official number of arrests to climb through the evening as more people are processed.
Protesters Get Tear Gased Near the State Capitol
September 3, 2008
Sign the petition: Tell John McCain, the RNC, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Police
- STOP the Illegal Raids!
- Release All Arrestees and Drop the Charges!
September 1, 2008
from Free Speech Radio News:
The Republican National Convention, expected to begin today in St. Paul Minnesota, has been scaled back due to Hurricane Gustav. President Bush and Vice President Cheney have cancelled their Monday appearances. The Republicans have cancelled all parties and speeches are instructed to be a-political and solemn. Republicans have minimized all convention proceedings except those required by law – such as calling a quorum.
Meanwhile, protestors are still planning their actions despite police intimidation. Over the weekend, police cracked down, attempting to disrupt any protest activity planned for the coming week around the Republican convention. Friday night, police detained a dozen people and raided a protest convergence center in St. Paul, and on Saturday, police raided three houses with drawn guns.
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