Tuesday, September 2, 2008

With the RNC rebooting after Gustav, the focus is again on St. Paul, and its streets, where more than 10,000 protesters marched yesterday, with 284 arrests. Minneapolis St. Paul Indymedia has up-to-the-moment posts, street reports, pictures and video, at twincities.indymedia.org.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has video and photo coverage of the peaceful march and a less-peaceful splinter protest, and two searchable databases--one to the Ramsay County Jail bookings, and one to 2008 campaign contributions (although Twin Cities IndyMedia reports some people are being held without booking). Which side are you on? Check it out here.

Among those illegally arrested Monday was Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, who was called off the RNC convention floor when she learned her producers were facing arrest--she was handcuffed when she responded to investigate. She's charged with a misdemeanor and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddos and Nicole Salazar face felony charges. Read more on their site.

As of this morning, Justice Rising editor Jim Tarbell was not among those on the arrest list--read his dispatches at afdjusticerising.blogspot.com.

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