September 1st, 2008
03:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Anti-war protestors take to the streets in St. Paul


Watch as CNN's Joe John's reports on the anti-war protestors in St. Paul.

(CNN) – Upwards of 5,000 anti-war protesters marched peacefully outside the site of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul Monday, but some anarchists in the group threw newspaper stands and bus benches into the streets as well as broke storefront windows.

Police dressed in riot gear and some on motorcycles chased them around the city blocks to the amusement of several onlookers.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Jeff, North Dakota

    Outstanding! The message is clear: We are opposed to Bush's war of terror in Iraq.

    September 1, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Elect me

    Most democrats voted for the war. Most Americans supported going to war out of vindictive rage.

    I opposed it from the start. I should be elected president for that stand.

    September 1, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. tennisguypitt

    Just as long as they are not hurting anyone, they have every right to protest. I side with them, of course.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 1, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. CLS from DOC

    Come on people, we all know that McCain is not the right choice for AMERICA. BARACK the vote people. McCain is old new from a time gone by. Give Obama a chance and watch AMERICA get restored to her former Glory.

    Obama/Biden 20008

    September 1, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. Phantom of the Oprah

    The NEW democrats are so full of Hate against fellow Americans that you would think they would be PRO war.

    It makes no sense to me- hate on each other while denouncing hate.

    September 1, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. CLS from DOC

    Oop! sorry for the extra zero.


    September 1, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Voting for Obama

    No more Republicans!!!!
    Obama/Biden 2008/2012!!

    September 1, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Ted

    Good for them. We can end this war...but first we have to end the GOP!

    September 1, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. No Way, No How, No George McCain!


    September 1, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Larry

    Good for them. Vote Obama/Biden 08 Let's restore our Nation before it is too late......

    September 1, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  11. Holly from Minnesota

    Having just come home from that march with my children, I'd say that at least 20,000 people showed up for the events beforehand and the subsequent march. The streets were packed from the Capitol all the way to the Excel Center.

    September 1, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. No Hillary = No Obama

    I hope one of those protest signs asks Nancy Pelosi why she didn't start impeachment proceedings against Bush.

    September 1, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  13. PoliticoMike

    Give em Hell!

    September 1, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Steve

    Yay...go protestors go! Your beautiful images of hate and despair will only ensure a McCain/Palin win in November.

    September 1, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. onyekaba nnaemeka

    what ridiculous war does mccain often speak of winning at the expense of other people's kids?

    September 1, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  16. phil

    Barack Obamas mother Stanley Ann Dunham was17 when he was concieved ,25 days short of her 18th birthday.Obamas father had another wife in kenya named Kezia who had a baby named Auma in 1960.Barack Obama SR had a total of 4 wives during his lifetime and 8 children.When Stanley Ann Dunham got remarried to Lolo Soetoro they had a daughter named Maya.Lolo worked as a manager for Mobil Oil believe it or not in Indonesia.The reason why Ann Dunham's first name is Stanley is that her father wanted a boy not a girl,and this is how the bad relationship got started between them.If you really wanted to get back at your father go have a baby with a black man from kenya and a girl with an Indonesian man,then let your parents take on a half black child.

    September 1, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. conserving freedom

    So 5,000 people show up with signs and parade around like fools, break storefront windows of businesses, throw bus benches into the streets, and turn over news stands. What was their purpose to being with? Sounds to me like a bunch of degenerates with nothing better to do.

    September 1, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  18. Alee

    I dieagrse with the level headed Mormon thinking comment. Mormons follow a fraud who claimed the title of prophet. They do not allow the public to witness their services. They have excluded women, blacks, Native Americans, and LGBT from leadership and membership in some instances. They still vote as a block, which was commanded by their prophet. This is a scary cult who hides behind the label of Christian, not level headed thinkers.

    February 16, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |