Police gas docile crowd outside the RNC

Police officers used tear gas on a peaceful crowd that was following instructions in St. Paul on Tuesday evening. In an overwhelming show of force, well over a hundred riot police locked down 7th Street between Wabasha and St. Peter, surrounded protesters in the Poor People’s March, media, and bystanders and then proceeded to launch several cannisters of tear gas after the crowd was hemmed in.

Thousands of people, many whom were just there to see the concerts, will be radicalized by this. Nothing works better than good old-fashioned police brutality in getting people to see the violence inherent in the system and how the police too often enforce the political goals of the elites.


One Response to Police gas docile crowd outside the RNC

  1. Brian Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    If you’re interested in video of the tear gassing last night, we have some compelling video:

    I think people need to see this.