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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:03 PM

Police shoot pepper spray outside amid protest as Trump rally wraps up

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Boisterous and energetic protesters of Donald Trump packed the streets Thursday evening around Target Center in downtown Minneapolis for the president's rally at Target Center, and the night was largely peaceful until disturbances prompted police on horseback and bicycles to form protective lines amid the agitated crowd... protesters swelled and enthusiasm remained high for what has been several hours of demonstrating that persisted while Trump spoke to his faithful inside a packed arena.

Much of the day remained peaceful outside Target Center before a few incidents flared as the president kept up his speaking marathon...after 9 p.m., protesters began burning Trump memorabilia in the street, including flags and "Make America Great Again" hats. According to the Unicorn Riot livestreatm, vehicles leaving the area were confronted by protesters, and a flag was snagged from one car as it crept past. One man in an SUV calmly handed a protester his "MAGA" hat.

Police employed pepper spray in an effort to quell one disturbance, and members of a pro-Trump militia-style group a few blocks away were confronted by police as they left their hotel...Minneapolis police have yet to report any arrests, but a few members of the Oath Keepers group were briefly detained after a bystander alerted authorities to men having weapons outside a hotel a few blocks east of the arena.

Montanan Stewart Rhodes, speaking on behalf of the Oath Keepers, said it was "just a misunderstanding" because of their appearance that drew the police response. Rhodes said he and the others are in Minneapolis to protect attendees leaving Target Center after the rally ends, a service they have provided at other Trump events around the country.



Read more: http://www.startribune.com/protesters-start-arriving-leading-up-to-trump-rally-in-minneapolis/562749432/

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:26 PM

1. And Trump will refuse....

to pay for his security. They should just make the jackass run a protestor gauntlet.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:38 PM

2. Bad PR for him to do that in blue states. They'll sue and he won't care but voters will.

Word is getting out that he's a cheapskate toward local economies.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:45 PM

4. "Word is getting out that he's a cheapskate" Could have just ended it there LOL

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

6. True. Except politics. Gotta plug blue states that he's trying to turn red, the new direction of

his campaign of cheapskatery.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:51 AM

12. Maybe he can't pay for his security because that money is paying for attendees at his rally?

Just a thought!

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. they should have peppered sprayed the madman on the stage. nt

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:45 PM

5. Hey Minneapolis, I hope you don't mind getting your ass handed to you when you try to collect that

security bill from the tRump campaign.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:40 PM

7. FOX NEWS is reporting this as a "riot". Anyone else here remember the COINTEL days?

Operation CHAOS and whatnot?

Didn't Attorney General Barr just have a one-on-one meeting with Rupert Murdoch yesterday?

Wonder what they talked about?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:49 PM

8. Minneapolis media on the ground call bullshit. Barr, Murdoch, yeah. Bullshit. Great point, tho'.

When local law works well, 45's propagandists come out.

What you've pointed out is exactly the kind of dot connecting we need to do.

Criminal critter networks just can't outsmart or keep up with ALL of us.

Putie's money is waiting with Firtash in Vienna to expand the skittering critters.

"On to the next blue state rally!" they cry. "We'll crack 'em wide open with an "emergency" event, show our patriots that the Left is out for blood!"

There is absolutely no underestimating what Trump could turn these rallies into. But we're learning the support system he's got.

Frey and his Police Chief knew it and they did well for their city and state. Just ask Occupy Minneapolis and antifa there.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:22 AM

14. I briefly tuned into FOX (trump tv)

They had non-stop coverage on those evil left wing protesters, but, go figure, no coverage of trumps oathkeepers who the police had to detain because they were approach the protesters heavily armed! You know, those good people on both sides!

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 12:41 AM

9. A pro-trump militia group. Goons with guns.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 12:50 AM

10. The first time they try to use guns they lose.

Law enforcement will make short work of them. That is the single biggest mistake they could ever make.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:10 AM

11. Trump Groupies and Extras

The same Groupies go from city to city and Trump hires extras to fill the empty seats. Itís a traveling audience.

Every venue needs a local and traveling protest group outside, to out-media the inside shenanigans. Make the protest activities as big as the Trump rant, thatís the way to counter the free coverage Trump hopes to get with these rallies. Simply put, steal the spotlight.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 07:51 AM

13. Some people just have to be assholes. And ruin things for the rest.

You dont attack cars or people. Period. Do it down here and you're liable to get shot!!

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