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Paul Ryan comes to Fresno for the Money - Faces Demonstration
by Mike Rhodes ( editor [at] fresnoalliance.com )
Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to Fresno today to raise money for his campaign. Outside of the Valdez Hall at the downtown Convention Center over 200 protestors held signs and chanted as the well healed patrons of the power elite made their way into the event. At one point about 15 (CSUF) Campus Republicans held a counter demonstration. They soon left to attend the event with the $1,000 per person tickets they had been given. All photos below by Mike Rhodes.

Photo above: A very spirited demonstration was held to protest the visit to Fresno by Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
§There were many issues represented at the demo
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM

§The CSUF Republican counter demo
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM

§The Arrival of the Republican Counter Demonstrators Animated the Crowd
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM

§The Protestors represented lots of different groups
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§Behind Republican Counter Demonstration
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM

As you can see, there are about 15 Republican counter demonstrators facing off against a much larger group.
§Crowd Shot
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM

§Steve Smith Yells at the Republicans
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Sep 8th, 2012 8:25 PM