FOX: Protester roughed up by police #2, St. Paul, MN, RNC, Sept 4th 2008





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2 minute and 8 second FOX video including scenes of a nonviolent protester being pepper sprayed, paint-balled, pushed to the ground, hit with bicycles, briefly targeted with two laser sights (visible in CNN version at 0:13/0:14), and otherwise roughed up by several police officers during the 2008 Republican National Convention on September 4th, 2008, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Watch the follow up FOX did with Leah Lane here:

See the CNN footage of the same incident here:

Once you get sprayed with pepper spray, you can't see where you're going.

Here is a very thorough article about the protester, Leah Lane, who came from Eau Clare in our neighboring state of Wisconsin, to protest the RNC:

Thanks, edubs06 for the link.

Just sitting here with baited breath after posting it and waiting for the inevitable comments about how this sister deserved it, from the vocal redneck mentality that governs American politics and discourse these days.

They did this stuff to journalists, legal observers, and residents of the city during the week they turned the capitol of Minnesota into a police state so the Republicans could have a big wank about abortion, Alaskan oil, and the "soccer mom" VP who once voted against equal pay for women...

Read Nigel Parry's R.N.C. Diary at:

See more video about the week at http://theuptake.org/ - citizen journalism at it's best.

Submedia also has good stuff delivered in a whacky and edgy format @ http://submedia.tv

If you have iTunes, subscribe to Submedia's podcast and you can download high quality video you can full screen while watching their crazy show. RNC reports #1-#5 are recommended. Submedia licenses everything as Creative Commons so it can be reused with credit.

Other than that, there's a lot of info and follow up postings on Twin Cities IndyMedia @ http://tc.indymedia.org

Thanks for the hard work last week folks. You did a great job. Shout outs to Alex, Wendy, Flux, Skinny Chef, Vlad, Olivia, and Anita!


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