Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers Advance

Stormtroopers Advance

Delegates Arrive

Delegates Arrive

Who Do You Serve?

Who Do You Serve?

Delegates Confronted by Dance Party

Delegates Confronted by Dance Party

Made in the USA

Made in the USA

Barricades Go Up

Barricades Go Up

Blockades Go Up

Blockades Go Up

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Get Back!

Get Back!

Encircled

Encircled

Taking I-94

Taking I-94

Blockade at 7th & Wall

Blockade at 7th & Wall

Car Blockade

Car Blockade

Dance Party at St. Peters

Dance Party at St. Peters

The Cossacks Are Coming

The Cossacks Are Coming

Blockade on Kellogg

Blockade on Kellogg

Mounted Police Charge Protesters

Mounted Police Charge Protesters

The Blockade Holds

The Blockade Holds

The Showdown

The Showdown

"Thank you to the thousands of people who courageously faced 10 ton buses, concussion grenades, tear gas, pepper spray, batons, charging horses, gas masks, rubber bullets, and all of the tools of repression and intimidation that were used yesterday to repress the public in this supposed democracy.
Your direct actions stand in stark contrast to the conventioneers inside the Xcel Energy Center, passively dragging the party line and the rest of this world down with it.
We are inspired by the extraordinary people who stopped buses, blocked highway ramps, and breached concrete barriers to reclaim the streets and recapture the space of downtown St Paul" - From RNC WC, September 2, 2008

Full report to come. Here, find a photo essay in three parts. Part 1: Rally & Breakaway. Part 2: RNC Blockaded. Part 3: Battle for the Streets.