Skip to comments.Some turn violent in march to GOP convention
Posted on 09/01/2008 4:28:30 PM PDT by Islander7
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Protesters attacked members of the Connecticut delegation near the site of the Republican National Convention ...
One 80-year-old member of the delegation had to be treated for injuries, and several other delegates had to rinse their eyes and clothing, the station reported.
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CNN is reporting they are calling the National Guard as police are being overwhelmed but the CNN guy at the convention center said any violence was being kept away from there.
Isn’t this an oxymoron? A peaceful anti-war demonstration turns violent...I thought they didn’t think violence settled anything, or was that, except for their ideas?
It was a violent counterpoint to an otherwise peaceful anti-war march not far from the Xcel Energy Center convention site. Many protesters involved in the more violent protest were clad in black and identified themselves to reporters as anarchists. They wrought havoc by damaging property and setting at least one fire. Most of the trouble was in pockets of a neighborhood near downtown, several blocks from where the convention was taking place.
Police estimates of the crowd shifted several times during the event, ranging from 2,000 to 10,000. The crowd was clearly in the thousands. Late Monday afternoon, long after the antiwar marchers had dispersed, police requested and got 150 Minnesota National Guard soldiers to help control splinter groups near downtown.
An “anti war” group dressed in black, against violence attacks civilians.
The Dem party has been seized by extremists, fascisti. You will see much more of this before Obama is done.
Hillery knuckled under to it. We won't.
I support their right to protest, but they don’t support Republicans’ right to have a convention. What self-righeous hypocrites!
Peace Love People beating up on 80 year old people. I’ll bet their parents are so proud.
I am confused is this freedom of speech or criminal assault??
Is there another Bill of Rights of which I am unaware?
At one point, people pushed a trash bin filled with trash and threw garbage in the streets and at cars. They also took down orange detour road signs. One of them used a screwdriver to puncture the back tire of a limousine waiting at an intersection and threw a wooden board at the vehicle, denting its side. Another hurled a glass bottle at a charter bus that had stopped at an intersection. The bottle smashed into pieces but didn’t appear to damage the bus.
After the official march ended, police spent hours dispersing smaller groups of protesters, employing officers on horses, smoke bombs and tear gas.
Protesters put eye drops in each other’s eyes after police used chemical irritants such as pepper spray and tear gas. Some wore bandanas and masks to protect themselves.
Protesters were seen lying on an interstate exit ramp to block traffic in downtown St. Paul and linking arms to block other roads.
The loony Lefties display their extreme immaturity. I hope the country is paying attention to these people and understand that the anarchists will vote Dem in November.
I call it typical juvenile delinquent behavior that is so common place among Democrats.
Never throw s**t at an armed man.
Corollary: Never stand next to somebody who is throwing s**t at an armed man.
an oxymoron with an irony chaser.
Was the word “Leftwing” used anywhere within this article?
“Peace Love People beating up on 80 year old people.”
They are scum. But, in one respect they are lucky: Had they attacked my 82-year old mother they would not have had to worry about going to jail, as they would not have survived my wrath.
I have plenty of clearance and would give them the Rachel Corrie.
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