Lady Logician is outdoors watching the demonstrators. They were licensed to demonstrate from 11 to 2PM and they persist in staying put.
Riot police are moving in.
Note also that the area is heavily guarded with police on foot, motorcycles and horses.
2″Update from Lady Logician:
The police are allowing the demonstrators to stay. The demonstration is now in front of the Excel center and not moving.
Some of the demonstrators have put their signs over the fence.
Lady Logician has seen a couple of upside-down American flags, and the crowd is chanting “Peace now.”
The crowd dissipated, with no incident.
And then things got violent
From the Star Tribune: Clashes continue, 53 arrested
We’re about to leave the Excel Center and go to dinner. Will follow up later.
I had dinner with Swift of True North, and during the afternoon there were some 4,000 demonstrators who broke a couple of windows, but it wasn’t generalized.
All the bridges in the area were closed.
Ladies’ logic links to the video of protestors attacking one of the buses with sandbags and cement bags from a interstate overpass this afternoon. Nobody was hurt. Gateway Pundit was in the bus:
The bus I was riding was hit with cement bags that the anarchists were throwing off the overpasses down on the interstate. The anarchists missed the bus in front of us and nailed our bus with a direct hit.
Thanks Fausta – I will be checking in every hour or so to see what your thoughts are! Any chance you can call in to PV Radio tomorrow night and give us your impressions? – Shane
Check the Star Tribune site, the National Guard has been called in and is currently winning and escalating battle.
I’ll save the color commentary for the Anti-Strib, but you can guess which team I’m betting on.