Reporting around the RNC


Among the day’s articles are important contributions by volunteer citizen journalists — readers who take the time to send in their own accounts of what they see, hear and experience. These include Reva Rasmussen’s account of introducing a Chinese graduate student to U.S.-style democracy and protest, one mom’s account of a police raid on her son’s home, and Charlie Underwood’s thoughtful blog about the girl with glitter on her shoulders.

More from today:

Peaceful Poor People’s March ends in explosions of tear gas by Sheila Regan for the TC Daily Planet

Arrest of hundreds at anti-war marchers and journalists angers activists by Kathlyn Stone for the TC Daily Planet

Security forces say arrests were appropriate by Mary Turck for the TC Daily Planet

Also take a look at her photos from Day Two on the streets outside the RNC.

Minnesota Independent has absolutely stellar coverage of the streets outside the convention. Besides the story on the 17-year-old who was beaten by police, be sure to see the photos and read the account of Day One by Jeff Severns Gunzel. Molly Priesmeyer’s story, Embedded with the anarchists is also thought-provoking.

For a complete list of articles on the RNC, go to our RNC 2008 page.

Labor Day
RNC protest highlights need for new priorities
By Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota

Amy Goodman, other journalists arrested in St. Paul
by Mary Turck, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Tear gas fired into crowd at Kellogg, MnIndy reporter hit
By Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent

St. Paul’s High Bridge closure leaves only one route across the Mississippi
By Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent

RNC protest highlights need for new priorities
by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota

Thousands ‘take back Labor Day’ at Harriet Island festival
By Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota

by the numbers: more than 150 jailed on day one
By Paul Demko, Minnesota Independent

One big march TC Daily Planet

Journalists targeted
Homeland Insecurity in the Twin Cities
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet

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

Saturday morning raids:
3240 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Ramsey County Sheriff raids homes in South Minneapolis Twin Cities Daily Planet
VIDEO | Bruce Nestor on conspiracy charge TC Daily Planet
See also: City inspectors board up raided home for “code violations” Molly Priesmeyer reports for the Minnesota Independent.

2301 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis (Food Not Bombs)
VIDEO | On the floor, on your face, in handcuffs TC Daily Planet

Smith and Wyoming Streets in St. Paul (Wellness Center) (story to come)
Police presence rattles medical professionals volunteering to help out during RNC

Rally at Powderhorn Park short description plus video
VIDEO | RNC Welcoming Committee August 30

Saturday afternoon raids:

949-951 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul
Journalists targeted by FBI in St. Paul Twin Cities Daily Planet
VIDEO | Neighbor talks about raided house Twin Cities Daily Planet
VIDEO | Journalist denounces security force raid, detention Twin Cities Daily Planet
VIDEO | St. Paul resident describes RNC security force raid on his home Twin Cities Daily Planet

Marshall Avenue, near 1471 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul
Bicycling journalists targeted by security forces

Press conference at the Convergence Center

MnIndy Video: RNC Welcoming Committee unbowed by raids

Saturday evening

Big Green Bus arrested Twin Cities Daily Planet


Veterans, Code Pink and individuals march to the Xcel Energy Center Sunday, nine arrested Twin Cities Daily Planet
The anatomy of a march Minnesota Independent

Anti-War groups undeterred by raids, will march Monday Twin Cities Daily Planet

Green hat uprising: National Lawyers Guild tries to halt police raids Twin Cities Daily Planet

And more …

BLOG | It can’t happen here? It already has… by Rich Broderick, TC Daily Planet

Partial transcript of search warrant

“Weapons and devices?” Conflicting accounts from sheriff, lawyers