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Protest March On RNC (Mostly) Peaceful

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By Samuel Rubenfeld

SENIOR NEWS EDITOR

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Thousands of protesters descended here Monday to protest the Republican National Convention.

One independent activist, Jeff Nygaard, estimated the crowd at about 10,000 after saying he counted all of the protesters at the beginning of the march.

The protesters’ biggest cause was against the war, but others wanted immigration reform, some sported GLBT pride flags and others protested government inaction on global climate change.

Most of the protest was peaceful, and I personally did not see any arrests or violence, but there were reports of assaulted delegates, of anarchists arrested and burning dumpsters used as weapons.

One Twitter user reports Monday’s arrest totals in Ramsey County as of 10:30 p.m.

Also, the end of the route was changed by police due to what police called structural damage to a few buildings and scattered violence on the road of the original route. The march went a few blocks further away from the XCel Energy Center and zigzagged back up to the state capitol, where the march began.

Scenes from the protests:

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And video:

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–Samuel Rubenfeld

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September 2, 2008 at 12:09 am

Big Protest Planned for RNC’s First Day

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–An anti-war protest expected to draw as many as 50,000 people will go on as planned Monday, while the Republicans scaled back their national convention due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Gustav.

The protest starts at 11 a.m. at the state capitol, and it will go from there to the XCel Energy Center, the convention hall, before heading back to the capitol for a musical performance.

The Chronicle will be on hand for the protest.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Update: Nine people were arrested for trespassing during a protest Sunday.

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August 31, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Police Assemble, Preparing For Protesters

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DENVER–Police assembled outside the Pepsi Center Wednesday afternoon while proceedings began inside.

One officer told a Reuters reporter they were preparing for protesters leaving the Rage Against The Machine concert held at the Denver coliseum, which attracted up to 9,000 people.

Video:

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–Samuel Rubenfeld

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August 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm