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Gingersnap
09-02-2008, 03:31 PM
RNC protests turn violent; hundreds arrested

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An anarchist protester smashes in the window of a department store in downtown St. Paul on Monday afternoon. The anarchist’s left a trail of destruction in their wake including a smashed police car.

Publish Date: 09/02/2008
Temporary Reporter: Daily Staff
Photo: p2protest

Blurb:
A separate, militant contingent of the planned RNC protest Monday commandeered intersections, broke windows and turned riotous in downtown St. Paul.

A mob of 200 anarchists marched through the streets of downtown St. Paul shouting, “Whose streets? Our streets.”

By the time they were through with their impromptu protest Monday afternoon, they were right.

A Minneapolis police car sat gutted after protesters smashed its windows as a horde of police finally caught up with them nearly two hours after the melee began.

Police were broadsided by the protest and opted to contain, rather than conclude, the unsanctioned demonstration-turned-riot.

Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said police arrested around 100 protesters throughout Monday afternoon, and media outlets reported more than 283 people had been arrested, including 129 on felonies, as of press of time.

Deciding the route block-by-block based on which paths were least populated by police, the black-clad anarchist group stormed the streets of St. Paul with media members in tow, knocking over newspaper boxes and street-side garbage cans to block roadways.

Roadway blockers became the least of concerns when the group dug bricks out of landscaped areas and threw them at windows.

At one point, smoke bombs billowed and the smell and sting of pepper spray filled the air as protesters smashed windows in nearby buildings, including the First National Bank Building and Macy’s.

About a dozen police cars rolled up Sixth Street, and the anarchists ran to an intersection with a barricade to block advancing authorities. One jumped on the hood and roof of a squad car before rejoining the mob.

One squad car swerved to the side, and protesters smashed all its windows before scurrying into a full parking lot. They dodged cars and slinked through an alley without police pursuit, bringing the riot to an abrupt end.

MNDAILY (http://www.mndaily.com/2008/09/02/rnc-protests-turn-violent-hundreds-arrested-0)

Sonnabend
09-02-2008, 04:43 PM
One for the "big tent" inclusion party..where every idea is welcome..except those that disagree with them.

Freedom of speech for me and none for thee....or I'll smash every window I can.

Scratch a leftist, find a fascist.

Every time.

jinxmchue
09-02-2008, 05:15 PM
A mob of 200 anarchists marched through the streets of downtown St. Paul shouting, “Whose streets? Our streets.”

Okay, you go right ahead and take over the construction and upkeep of those streets. Thanks. When you get sick of it, you'll understand exactly why government is needed, m'kay?

Katiebug
09-02-2008, 05:31 PM
Funny that the anarchists didn't riot at the Dem convention, given that the leftists are the ones who're fond of big government!

Perhaps someday when the whiny vandalizing brats are paying property taxes for upkeep of a city, they'll regret having trashed another city 20 years earlier. I doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

ArmyRet
09-02-2008, 05:51 PM
About a dozen police cars rolled up Sixth Street

Well, right there's the problem. I'll bet those cars didn't have .50 cals mounted on top.

PoliCon
09-02-2008, 06:39 PM
if they believe so much in what they are doing - what they are saying - why is it that lefties always cover their faces when they protest?

SarasotaRepub
09-02-2008, 07:22 PM
Anarchists ehhh...


Release the Hounds!!!


http://www.blackcommentator.com/103/103_images/103_cover_up.jpg


:p:D

Theo
09-02-2008, 07:55 PM
Anarchists always seem to fail at putting 2+2 together, and stop long enough to realize that the 'Rule of Law' they want to do away with, is the only thing preventing most folks from simply shooting them..:cool:

movie buff
09-02-2008, 09:53 PM
if they believe so much in what they are doing - what they are saying - why is it that lefties always cover their faces when they protest?
Because they're cowards.

That news article doesn't even go into half the despicable things the anarchists did in St. Paul. Here are some highlights:
1. Spitting on an old woman who was the mother of a delegate.
2. When the delegate in question stepped in front of her to protect her, he was doused with a mixture of water and bleach.
3. Anarchists on top of an overpass dropped sandbags and bags of concrete onto buses that were passing underneath. If one of those bags had hit a windshield, people could have easily been killed.
4. There is a photo of a bunch of anarchists ganging up on a Republican man and beating him (One was holding the man from behind while the other repeatedly kicked him in the chest).
5. Stopping and surrounding a bus full of innocent Cub Scouts who were there to open the convention by presenting the colors, and attacking it, banging on it and rocking it back and forth which of course terrified the poor kids inside.

PoliCon
09-02-2008, 11:58 PM
Anarchists always seem to fail at putting 2+2 together, and stop long enough to realize that the 'Rule of Law' they want to do away with, is the only thing preventing most folks from simply shooting them..:cool:http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/brmax/smilies/rocket.gif

LibraryLady
09-03-2008, 12:00 AM
There are several DUers claiming they are at Minn/St. Paul as protesters. and posting pictures.

Of course DUmmies lie, all the time.

patsfan
09-03-2008, 08:43 PM
Here's another link to the wackos:

Kidnapping, sabotage was part of anarchists’ plan to disrupt convention

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/09/02/anarchists_republican_convention.html

LibraryLady
09-03-2008, 08:55 PM
Check out Atlas Shrugs (http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/). She is a very hot blogger who is in Minn/St. Paul and has lots of riot pictures. There are a lot of pictures of her too so you may not notice the riot pics!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/mccain/rnc_020o.jpg

PoliCon
09-03-2008, 09:01 PM
Here's another link to the wackos:

Kidnapping, sabotage was part of anarchists’ plan to disrupt convention

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/09/02/anarchists_republican_convention.html
Don't ya just get a warm fuzzy every time you see the love and peace of the left? http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/brmax/smilies/17.gif

rocksprites
09-03-2008, 09:05 PM
Don't ya just get a warm fuzzy every time you see the love and peace of the left? http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/brmax/smilies/17.gif

Keep in mind that not all of those on the left resort to such measures.

PoliCon
09-03-2008, 09:14 PM
Keep in mind that not all of those on the left resort to such measures.

True, but all those who resort to such measures ARE on the left.