September 4, 2008
The Right To Be Here
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty blamed the violence this week on a small group of “anarchists, nihilists, and goofballs who want to break stuff and hurt people.”
“They need to be dealt with,” Pawlenty said in an interview with WCCO-AM of Minneapolis. (via MSNBC.)
This is a pic and an accompanying write-up posted anonymously at Twin Cities Indymedia I wanted to pass along.
Notice the horses are wearing those riot masks too. Robo horses. I don’t remember seeing that before. The blue line looks pretty deep on this narrow, otherwise two-way path along what must be quite a scenic view. And then, there is something ironic to those 13 or so teeny-tiny American flags.
The post is titled: “The Right To Be Here,” and it begins:
I’m not an anarchist. At least I wasn’t one of the kids running around the Xcel Energy Center in black handkerchiefs during the St Paul RNC. Nor did I store my urine in a bucket for a week to throw on delegates, and I didn’t break any windows either. But, I was one of the people detained by police on Monday. One of my co-workers even saw me on the Channel 11 news, zip-tied like a hog, being led away walking backwards by two riot police. (Full text.)