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RNC Welcoming Committee Convergence Center in St. Paul Raided by Police
by TC-IMC
Friday Aug 29th, 2008 8:20 PM
Convergence Space being raided NOW
Fri, 08/29/2008 - 21:27 CST

The convergence space is currently being raided. Police burst in and are using force against people. Everyone inside has been handcuffed. Estimates of people inside currently vary between 20-70. One block radius around the convergence space has been blocked off. Lawyers, legal observers and media are on the way. More updates as they come.
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before general spokescouncil meeting this evening

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by UA in the Bay
Friday Aug 29th, 2008 11:48 PM
check the UA in the bay email list for details
by .ty
Saturday Aug 30th, 2008 8:46 AM
the Twin Cities IMC is working better than the Colorado site because they have the news ticker and better photo uploading.


It looks like the police are just pre-emptively raiding a list of spaces and houses already by Saturday morning, as I type this.
I dunno... I think the idea of announcing ahead of time that the plan is to put barricades in the street could have allowed police to get warrants to look for any items they could claim would be tools for this. Of course, with a $50 million budget, the police would pretty much do it anyway. I just wanted to say that I didn't really like this tactic of saying that the plan is to obstruct and make barricades, and stating this so far in advance. It would be wiser to have a general framework of locations with no tactics announced.
by locajuventud
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 7:13 PM
the fact that the long haul infoshop was raided AS the dnc was winding down and before the rnc is indicative of what exactly is going on here. surveillance and raids will start hitting more and more groups on the left. we must be united to thwart their effort to debase our movements.
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