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Protests at Republican convention
Thousands of anti-war protesters have gathered to march against the Republican National Convention in St Paul. Before the main protest got under way a small group broke off and marched on the city.
1 Sep 2008
Police were out in force near the Excel energy centre in the city centre as the protests approached.
Protesters brought portable loudspeakers and danced outside the security gates at the entrance to the convention.
Republican supporters also turned out to send their message to the protesters.
On the main march, some protesters sent an ironic message to convention attendees.
Clashes erupted, with some protesters targeting shops and a nearby police car.
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