ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - Police on Tuesday night used tear gas to prevent demonstrators from trying to climb over a security fence around the site of the Republican National Convention, a police spokesman said.
Watch: Police pepper spray marchers
Police in riot gear and wearing gas masks told the crowd that if it did not disperse, they would use “a chemical agent” to break it up.
By the time the announcement was completed, shells contain tear gas were apparently being released
Tom Walsh, public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, said that police took action when a “subset of the group” which had marched to the the Xcel Center made clear its intentions to breach the security fence.
Police also said they used “distraction devices” against the crowd.
More than 200 people were arrested when demonstrators clashed with police on Monday, police said, but no one was arrested on Tuesday.
Apparrently, this reporter did not see the hoodlums that were destroying properties.
This kind of stuff MUST stop!
Vote Obama-Biden '08
wow...the Dems had peaceful protest....
The CHANGE DEMS are out again tonight I see... This is the future of America under Obama!
Lock em' all up--nothing but a bunch of juvenile delinquents–
Good practice for when martial law is declared, should the Republicans win.
Then all the arrested protesters will be "disappeared".
Government oppression! Police brutality. What's that? It's not in China? It's us? Oh, then it's 'defending democracy' and 'maintaining order.'
Now we know who will riot in the streets if the republicans win. The party of peace & solidarity.
Not much political about this, it's rather simple: you break the law and don't cooperate with law enforcement, you're going to pay the consequences...
Glad to know as americans we have the right to protest peacefully!
How unAmerican is that crap?
Overkill – and someone needs to put a stop to that!
It was tear gas and pepper spray.
Is this 1968 revisited- just with another party?
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!
whatever happened to peaceful protests?
Can you feel the love tonight?
RNC / GOP's way of solving problem! Not a surprise!
what came first, the teargas or the fence climbing?
honesty if tear gas was thrown than people will be scattering all over the place to avoid it.
So um...... where were the reports of protest at the DNC?
Interesting how the left always decides it must disrupt the opposing point of view. Free speech except for anyone who disagrees.
Those Obama lovers just won't learn now, will they?
JUST TELLS YOU HOW UNWANTED hurricane mcbush and mccain are.
prepare for more protests until we throw you out of the white house come november 2008.
Oh my god, is this America or China? No it is Russia. Putin moved into White House while Bush is sleeping. It has to be Putin who ordered them to make America look bad.
What a warm welcome.