Skip to comments.Protesters Say They're Proud Of RNC Acts (anarchists well organized - will now meet @ a potluck)
Posted on 09/07/2008 1:01:23 PM PDT by Libloather
Protesters Say They're Proud Of RNC Acts
Sep 7, 2008 12:20 pm US/Central
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For two years, demonstrators had been looking toward the first four days in September -- when they'd take to the streets of St. Paul to speak out against the war in Iraq, the Bush administration and the Republican agenda.
She pointed to Thursday night, when hundreds of people stayed on the streets of St. Paul, even after police told them to leave. Nearly 400 people were arrested, including Sundin. "I think it made a very strong statement," she said.
"We think we were able to get our name out to a lot of people that might not have heard about us before," Pham said. "Our hope is to do what we can to try to catch the momentum from the last few days."
"I was in jail with people who were at their first protest that day, and they were so proud of what they had done," Sundin said. "We talked with all of them about finding a way to get involved and stay involved."
"For the anarchists, they were incredibly successful. They made their point. They got arrested. They forced the police to respond, to use force," he said.
He said in order for the peaceful protesters to be successful, they now need to translate their democracy on the street to democracy at the polls.
For now, the Anti-War Committee is now looking ahead to a potluck to talk about the convention, as well as new-member meetings and more demonstrations. They say there is a new energy, fueled by the events of this week.
(Excerpt) Read more at wcco.com ...
Community organizers ....
Yeah, they made a statement, all right: “We are destructive loons and morons, and we have a right to free speech, but you don’t because you disagree with us.”
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