More than 150 Demonstrators Jailed at RNC

police in riot gear at the RNCRNC by the numbers: more than 150 jailed on day one
By Paul Demko

St. Paul, Minnesota (RUSHPRNEWS) 09/02/2008- As of 8 p.m. this evening (09/01), 163 protesters had been processed through the Ramsey County Jail. This includes 73 felony arrests, 42 gross misdemeanors and 48 misdemeanors, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
Arraignments will be held beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Police estimate the crowd at today’s protest rally was between 8,000 and 10,000. If accurate, that’s far short of the 50,000 anticipated by parade organizers.

Coldsnap Legal Collective, which has been diligently monitoring police activities throughout the day, reports different arrest figures. They’re reporting that 256 people have been arrested, with 119 felonies, 48 gross misdemeanors and 89 misdemeanors.


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