ST. PAUL, Minn. – Demonstrations near the Republican National Convention site turned violent Monday, as protesters harassed some delegates, smashed windows, slashed car tires and threw bottles. Police using pepper spray arrested more than 250 people.
The trouble happened not far from the Xcel Energy Center convention site where the GOP was starting its four-day meeting. And many of those involved in the more violent activities identified themselves to reporters as anarchists. These protesters, some clad in black, were operating on the streets in addition to a peaceful anti-war march, wreaking havoc by damaging property and setting at least one fire. Most of the trouble was in pocket of a neighborhood near downtown, several blocks from where the convention was taking place.
The main anti-war march was peaceful, police said, estimating about 10,000 people participated. Late Monday afternoon, long after the anti-war marchers had dispersed, police requested and got 150 Minnesota National Guard soldiers to help control splinter groups near downtown.
I had a feeling the Media coverage of the RNC would be far less “Fair” than the DNC.
The SMART and RIGHT call to delay the convention until Gustav was done and the damage dealt with, was met with snide remarks, insults and protest coverage.
During the DNC protesters were granted very little coverage, even though there were many, they weren’t as angry. Partly because Bush is a Republican and he is still in charge, I understand that. The Republican convention offers the Code Pinko’s a stage but it’s the MEDIA that gives them a voice.
I wouldn’t mind if CNN, MSNBC and the other LEFTY News Organizations gave the protest equal time but I think they are going to be far more “Protester friendly” than they were in Denver.
I hope the American voter takes that into account. I also hope the fence sitters see how the Democrat party treats Women, and treats Grandmothers.. They are very accepting of Abortion, but not accepting of a woman that took on the additional duties of a mentally challenged kid. IT would have been easy to flush it, it would be easy to have her daughter flush it, it is much harder to deal with it the right way..
Palin offers the Left a problem, a problem they can’t run away from, and a problem they are trying to deal with… Libards don’t deal with problems well, it is obvious by Clinton’s and Carter’s Problem solving skills, they were great until action is required, if talking is all that is needed than VOTE Democrat. IF you really want to fix problems Democrats arent the way to go.