More police thuggery outside RNC

From Twin Cities Indymedia Live Wire

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:53 Police Have Alerted Area Hospitals that they are going to begin gassing the crowd.

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:45 RATM/Poor Peoples’ March- one protester snatched, organizers ask ppl in black to leave march or move to back

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:41 Taser used at RATM/Poor Peoples’ March

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:34 Police use pepper spray at Poor People’s March

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:33 7th & cedar 50-100 riot police in front of the march as it heads up 7th. No reported violence.

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:32 15+ Jane/John Does have been hunger striking all day to get anemic Jane Doe medical treatment. She passed out, still being denied treatment!

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:11 Rage Against the Machine just took 200 people on unpermitted march toward river. They are chanting, “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.” UPDATE now marching with Poor People’s March towards Excel Center, 2-4000 people. UPDATE Tons of riot cops heading east on University.

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 19:01 Riot Cops surround concert at the capital, refuse to allow Rage Against the Machine to take the stage

Tue, 09/02/2008 – 18:56 Mobile Broadcast News (independent media) bus is being raided

This is starting to sound like when the MC5 took the stage at Chicago 68 DNC…

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