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Three People Quickly Arrested in the Fourth Sector of St. Paul
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 10:53 AM
Shortly after 11:00am on September 1st, three people were arrested in the streets of St. Paul near Seventh and Goodrich. This portion of town has been dubbed "Sector 4" by groups protesting in the streets on this first day of the Republican National Convention.

A group of people were followed by St. Paul police in their car. Some people in the group began to push garbage cans down a residential street. More police quickly arrived on the scene, jumped out of a black tactical van, pepper sprayed the group and then tackled three people. Three people in the group were handcuffed, searched and taken away in the back of police cars.
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For more information, please see:

September 1st Actions Now Going Off in the Streets of St. Paul
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/30/18531223.php

Twin Cities Indymedia
http://twincities.indymedia.org
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by .lk
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 11:20 AM
Great photos!
A couple of those don't look so wise for the overall goal. Why does he keep pushing the dumpster, right as the officer steps out of her car, in this residential area. It amounts to symbolic civil disobedience, like quakers who lock hands in front of Halliburton. When people took similar actions in major cities in 2003 (which, admittedly, didn't stop the Iraq escalation), the idea was to bring neighbors and workers out into the intersections to talk, and then to move on before police come, and avoid mindless arrests which will incur court costs.
Thanks for capturing the story though. Way more people are with you in spirit than you might think.
by n
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 5:05 PM
the point of pushing dumpsters or other objects into the street is usually to block any pursuing vehicles, so people can continue on their way and accomplish any other goals they might have. obviously pushing a dumpster into the street is not the goal of the day, or any kind of victory in itself. nobody said it was.
by rabble rousers
Tuesday Sep 2nd, 2008 6:04 PM
$50 million dollar grant to catch young folks pushing around plastic garbage cans! sweet! wait until a real threat comes along and the idiot coppers get caught with their pants down, sucks for the innocent lives lost in the future, but those charged with protecting from a real future threat can say they got their training tackling garbage can movers!

awesome work pigs, hard day at the office! i feel sooo much safer now that these garbage can rioters are in jail!