August 30th, 2008
11:40 AM ET
6 years ago

Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters

Police raided a protest group’s headquarters Friday in St. Paul.
Police raided a protest group’s headquarters Friday in St. Paul.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.

The RNC Welcoming Committee, which describes itself as "anarchist/anti-authoritarian," accused St. Paul police of trying to disrupt their protest planned for Monday, the day the GOP convention is set to begin.

While no one was arrested, the group said police temporarily detained and photographed at least 50 people who were inside the building.

Watch: Police raid the group's headquarters Friday

St. Paul Police spokesman Tom Walsh said they were executing a search warrant.

"The cause for the search warrant is not public at this time," Walsh said.

As many as 30 police officers entered with guns drawn, according to witnesses in the building.

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