Labor Day in the Park – Mass Arrests (video)

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Alternet
Sept 19, 2008

Newly released footage, which was buried to avoid confiscation, shows riot cops arresting and abusing a giant group of people for nothing.

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Here’s the press release that came with the video, from the Glass Bead Collective:

BURIED TAPE REVEALS USE OF FORCE AND AN UNWARRANTED MASS ARREST OF BYSTANDERS DURING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (September 18, 2008) Video released today shows the indiscriminate arrest of a crowd of two hundred at the waterfront across from a concert on Harriet Island Regional Park during this month’s Republican National Convention in St. Paul. The video includes multiple angles of the event as well as an interview with the cameraman who buried his footage and was one of almost two hundred people arrested for rioting without probable cause.

More than eight hundred people were arrested in St. Paul during the Republican National Convention. This video shows that at least twenty percent of the eight hundred plus arrested were seized without due cause.

Incredible Documentary Footage of Mass Arrest in St. Paul (no longer available)

glassbeadian on Sep 20, 2008

A story about how the St Paul Police mass arrested 200 people in a city park on September 1st. Featuring footage from an arrestee who buried his tape in a planter before being taken in.

see

RNC – St Paul-Minneapolis MN

ACLU Calls For Investigation Into Raids And Mass Arrests At RNC

Looking at America’s Police State By Timothy V. Gatto

RoboCops: Professional Policing of Political Protest – An Insider’s Viewpoint

6 thoughts on “Labor Day in the Park – Mass Arrests (video)

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  4. Probable Cause clause[claws]…, now think about that,
    Authority Has !
    When Peace is meet with force, there is no-longer Peace, only Force.
    End your silence citizen’s, show up at “your” Court House…, disrupt the flow of money based corruption.

    The revolution is at hand, ballots, not bullets……,
    yes, some may die just because, but their sacrifice[s] will not be in vain.
    Save the country that you say you love.
    Vote by Absentee Ballot.

  5. Why the hell were they all just sitting there? I wasn’t there but it looked like they had the cops well outnumbered. Peaceful protesting leads to one thing, the gas chambers.

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