It is clear that protesters of various stipes and levels of zeal are planning in earnest to make their presence felt in the Twin Cities next year when the GOP national convention comes to town.
“To shut down the cities, delay and disrupt the conventions and media coverage.
“To deter cities from wanting to host the conventions in the future.”
Big talk? Maybe. But give a look to the rather detailed concept for blockading key Twin Cities intersections simultaneously, especially accesses to I-94, the key artery connecting the convention site in the St. Paul with Minneapolis, where hotels and other meeting facilities that will be heavily used by delegates.
Minneapolis is also the home, the group notes several times, of the “capitalst media” in Minnesota
The groups involved are called The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center and Unconventional Action.
I’m not sure what to make of this and would be glad to hear from anyone who knows anything about these groups, and whether they’re to be taken seriously.