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#1    Incorrigible1

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:01 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Protesters attacked delegates, smashed windows, punctured car tires and threw bottles Monday, a violent counterpoint to an otherwise peaceful anti-war march at the Republican National Convention. Police wielding pepper spray arrested at least 56 people.

The trouble happened not far from the Xcel Energy Center convention site, and many of those 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 anti-war marchers had dispersed, police requested and got 150 Minnesota National Guard soldiers to help control splinter groups near downtown.

Members of the Connecticut delegation said they were attacked by protesters when they got off their bus near the Xcel Center, KMSP-TV reported. Delegate Rob Simmons told the station that a group of protesters came toward his delegation and tried to rip the credentials off their necks and sprayed them with a toxic substance that burned their eyes and stained their clothes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26497298/

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:22 PM

I've seen the damage they've done. I saw a couple of guys put a concrete trash can onto the ground. They couldn't move it anymore, so they left it. One person broke a window what looked like a store. Plus a windshield was broken by what looked like a black ball.

Idiots.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:36 PM

Peace movements making statements. rofl.gif


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

Do they hold hands and sing " Kum-By-Ya " before or after they throws bricks through store windows ?



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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:11 PM

ohio traveler on Sep 2 2008, 01:49 PM, said:

Do they hold hands and sing " Kum-By-Ya " before or after they throws bricks through store windows ?

Rest assured the pepper spray used upon the CT delegates was completely organic.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:17 PM

Incorrigible1 on Sep 2 2008, 02:11 PM, said:

Rest assured the pepper spray used upon the CT delegates was completely organic.


Thats good to know. For the envirment. But was it tested on small woodland critters first?





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