Big March at the RNC in Minnesota: Today, Mon. Sept. 1st at 11am

From “China View”

Anti-war protesters set to stage massive rally at opening day of Republic convention

ST. PAUL, the United States, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — Anti-war protesters said Sunday that they will still stage a massive rally as the Republican National Convention (RNC) kicks off here on Sept. 1.

The convention’s scaled-back activities and a series of law enforcement raids will not force them to change the rally plan, Jess Sundin, a spokeswoman for the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, told reporters.

“Plans for tomorrow’s massive antiwar march are well in hand,” he said, “People will not let the RNC gather in St. Paul without aloud and clear response from us.” The coalition’s protest will begin at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) with a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol building and continue with a march past the Republican convention headquarters at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Organizers have said they expect as many as 50,000 people to participate…

The protest also comes on the heels of five raids led by local law enforcement agencies this weekend that targeted members of the self-described anarchist group, the RNC Welcoming Committee. Six people were arrested as a result of the raids…

The march is expected to be the largest protest held during the convention, which runs Monday through Thursday, but some activities already have begun.

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