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Pre-emptive Police Raids on Protesters, Journalists Before RNC

Twin Cities Daily Planet, News Report, Mary Turck Posted: Aug 31, 2008

Editor's Note: Beginning with the Friday night raid on the anarchist Convergence Center in St. Paul, police proceeded to raid about half a dozen homes, and a big green bus, in preparation for the Republican National Convention.

ST. PAUL -- Protesters, journalists and old-style hippies were among the targets in the first 24 hours of police raids in preparation for the Republican National Convention.

Sheriff Bob Fletcher claimed that his operation targets only the RNC Welcoming Committee, a local anarchist protest group. However, police also targeted journalists from I-Witness video and a family traveling in a green bus and demonstrating environmentally-friendly practices such as solar panels, hydroponics and composting.

Heres a run-down of raids from the first day of RNC 2008.

The first raid:
Police break down doors in night-time raid on anarchist meeting
Convergence Center at 627 Smith Avenue, St. Paul on Friday night at 9:15 p.m.

Saturday morning raids:
Ramsey County Sheriff raids homes in South Minneapolis
3240 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis
2301 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis (Bread Not Bombs)
3500 Harriet Avenue South, Minneapolis
Smith and Wyoming Streets in St. Paul (Wellness Center)

Saturday afternoon raids:
Journalists Targeted by FBI in St. Paul
949-951 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul
1471 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul

Saturday evening raid:
Big Green Bus Arrested!
Cretin Avenue exit, eastbound, Interstate 94

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