Saturday, August 30, 2008

RNC 2008 National Security Police State Pre-Convention Roundup 

[1]: The History of Breaking Up Protests Before They Can Happen, How Cops Have Spent Years Squashing the Right to Assembly and Free Speech By: Kirk James Murphy, M.D. Saturday August 30, 2008 6:50 pm

[2]: Inside an RNC Raid By: Lindsay Beyerstein Saturday August 30, 2008 12:59 pm

[3]: More Protesters Arrested in the Twin Cities By: Jane Hamsher Saturday August 30, 2008 3:23 pm (with video)

[4]: Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis By Glenn Greenwald (with video)

[update Monday, Sept. 01]
Glenn Greenwald in St. Paul, MN (includes video of Amy Goodman arrest):
Beginning last night, St. Paul was the most militarized I have ever seen an American city be, even more so than Manhattan in the week of 9/11 -- with troops of federal, state and local law enforcement agents marching around with riot gear, machine guns, and tear gas cannisters, shouting military chants and marching in military formations. Humvees and law enforcement officers with rifles were posted on various buildings and balconies. Numerous protesters and observers were tear gassed and injured. I'll have video of the day's events posted shortly.


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