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Lockdown in St. Paul by Adam Turl September 5, 2008

It's interesting how the word "anarchists" is being continually, Rovian-ly, associated with (peaceful) protesters exercizing their First Amendment rights, and how pre-emptive arrests (for non-existent thought crimes?) are becoming more commonplace.

Geraldo Rivera called us (9/11 Truth activists) anarchists when we marched peacefully but loudly up to his live broadcast outside Radio City Hall during last year's 9/11 events in NYC. I believe Alex Jones was arrested because of bullhorning without a permit . . . Then a cameraman (shown in Elephant in the Room) was arrested for filming the arrest.

Unlawful arrests, bogus charges, holding people without being charged for the duration of an event (and unable to contact lawyers), then being released, still without charges being pressed - we should be happy?

This St.Paul story sounds like what happened at the RNC convention in NYC in 2004, and in other cities then and since - more stories that never made the 5:00 o'clock news.

It seems like it's way past the time now for all of us to "get up & stand up" - non-violently, of course - any chance we get. -- Betsy

http://socialistworker.org/2008/09/05/lockdown-in-st-paul