RNC Security Cracks Down On Poor People's March

A huge police presence cracked down on peaceful protesters late Tuesday afternoon, probably to clear the streets for Joe Lieberman's big speech at the Republican National Convention.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Poor People's March was joined by a spontaneous march lead by members of the band Rage Against the Machine, whose concert near the State Capitol had been canceled by police.

For reasons that I don't fully understand, the police suddenly tear gassed a whole block of people who were following their instructions and not acting the least bit threatening or disruptive.

Protesters and journalists weren't the only people on the street. A lot of bystanders were just trying to get home with all the roads blocked off.
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