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Nearly 300 Arrested in St. Paul Chaos

John on September 2, 2008 at 12:05 am

Anarchists making asses of themselves…I know it’s hard to fathom:

As of 10:15 p.m., the arrest tally had reached 284, authorities said. The figure was expected to climb.

Events ranged from attacks on police to peaceful civil disobedience as 150 National Guard soldiers were called in to assist law enforcement.

In the early evening, about 30 people were arrested at a confrontation on Shepard Road for felony assault on a peace officer and another approximately 75 people were arrested on suspicion of felony riot, said St. Paul Police Cmdr. Doug Holtz.

Officers encountered an “organized group” of people who had shields and gas masks and were throwing rocks, bottles and bags of feces at officers, Holtz said. Police shot bean bags at the group, Holtz said.

In addition to what’s mentioned here, the anarchists also threw sandbags and cement at moving buses:

The bus I was riding was hit with cement bags that the anarchists were throwing off the overpasses down on the interstate. The anarchists missed the bus in front of us and nailed our bus with a direct hit.

A group of protesters also surrounded a bus full of boy scouts and terrorized them:

a busload of Cub Scouts were en route to the convention, where they were to present the colors to open the convention. A group of protesters–liberals, Obama supporters, or whatever–blocked the road, surrounded the bus, and attacked it, rocking the bus back and forth, denting and scratching the sides, and generally terrifying the children trapped inside.

Nice way to make your point, creeps.

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