Hundreds to be charged in court after RNC protests – CNN.com.
Police arrested 284 people Monday after firing projectiles, pepper spray and tear gas to disperse a crowd demonstrating near the convention site.
Still no Taserings, I’m getting really disappointed.
And for those of you whining about rights being trampled and police states, yadda yadda yadda…
The arrest of the “anarchists” came after almost 5,000 protesters marched peacefully outside the site of the convention. Walsh said they were part of a “splinter group” of the main body of protesters. He said he would not characterize their activity as a protest.
Earlier in the day, a group of self-described anarchists threw park benches into streets and smashed windows, police said.
Again, your rights end at my property line.
Police raids enrage activists, alarm others:
Aided by informants planted in protest groups, authorities raided at least six buildings across St. Paul and Minneapolis to stop an “anarchist” plan to disrupt this week’s Republican National Convention.
At least five suspected leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee, a self-described anarchist group, were taken to the Hennepin County jail, and another was being sought, said Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
On Saturday afternoon, he displayed a number of the confiscated items: a gun, throwing knives, a bow and arrows, flammable liquids, paint, slingshots, rocks and buckets of urine.
Free speech and the right to peaceably assemble doesn’t include weapons with the intent to cause chaos.
And again I’m disappointed there were no Tasings.