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Sunday, August 31, 2008

All Along the Watchtower

posted by on August 31 at 12:32 PM

You’ve heard of the parking garage in St. Paul that’s been turned into a mass detention center.

Looks like there’s one in downtown Minneapolis, too. Guards in camouflage stand watch over Second St…


… and hide behind walls when they realize you’re taking their picture. (See the bit of orange vest out from behind the pillar?)


We played an eerie game of hide and seek for a few minutes. They’d stand, I’d point my camera, they’d scurry away. They’d peek out again, I’d raise my camera, they’d scurry away. They all watched me, some through binoculars, and talked into their walkie-talkies. Nobody came down to question me.

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huffpost says opening night of gop convention is canceled.

Posted by nad | August 31, 2008 12:55 PM
Guards in camouflage ...

... and orange visibility vests.  Which leaves me pondering what's your point, and what is theirs?

Posted by lostboy | August 31, 2008 1:08 PM

Brendan, the Democrats had similar things in place for their convention. I'm not sure what you are trying to get at by documenting all the "police state" things happening ahead of the convention? Do you feel the Republicans are going overboard?

Posted by PopTart | August 31, 2008 1:10 PM

Another pointless post from Kiley. Time to grow up...

Posted by Why doesn't The Stranger send a real reporter? | August 31, 2008 1:48 PM

Right! We need more journalism that tells us shit that we don't already know, like "I go to parties!"

And "journalists exist!"

Lots more of that, plz.

Posted by Why don't you grow a brain? | August 31, 2008 3:57 PM


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Posted by Dan warmonger Savage | August 31, 2008 6:22 PM

@6 You'll probably still be around posting that crap when their posting Dan's obit. many years from now.

Posted by Mike of Renton | August 31, 2008 7:33 PM

The chief of police was on the news claiming all the anti-GOP protesters they'd arrested were anarchists with bomb-making materials. They just showed the garage of one house with some bits of typical suburban garage detritus and a "suspicious" can of "accelerant". Which looked like Krylon.

Posted by yucca flower | August 31, 2008 8:08 PM

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