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More Journalists Detained Outside Republican National Convention

Posted on: 6 September 2008

It’s not over yet.

ST. PAUL, MN (September 5, 2008) – After photojournalist Nathan Weber finally made bail and left jail Wednesday night after being arrested Monday while photographing anti-war demonstrators clashing with police, more journalists were detained or arrested Thursday night when policed rounded up more than 390 anti-war protesters shortly before Senator John McCain spoke to accept the Republican presidential nomination.

More than 1,000 protesters tried to march toward the convention hall but after several standoffs, police in riot gear used flash grenades and gas to herd the marchers onto the Marion Street bridge about one mile from the RNC site. “You are all under arrest,” police told the crowd as they advanced on them.

“At some point even a journalist has to recognize that they are in violation of the law and they have to make a decision – are they going to get arrested or are they going to cover it from a distance?” St. Paul police spokesman Tom Walsh told a Reuters journalist at the scene. [via NPPA]

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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