1,100 arrests as protests continue
following the massive half million strong demonstration on the Sunday of
the Republican convention police have reported that they've arrested
more than 1,100 people over the following days.
Some of these arrests were inside the convention itself, others were
mass arrests made outside of demonstrations that police had labelled
Demonstrators were determined not to let the Republican convention go
smoothly, and in that they were successful, although traditional news
sources barely registered the historic scale of these protests.
Wednesday night, a 50-year-old Washington woman was arrested inside
the convention hall during Cheney's speech, witnesses and police sources
said. The woman was wearing a pink nightgown with "Fire
Cheney-Halliburton" written on the front and "Cheney is in bed with
Halliburton" on the back.
There is excellent coverage of the NYC protests at
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