For those of you following the RNC, you already know about all the protests and police brutality. I, however, hadn’t heard about the Rage Against the Machine impromptu march nor the resulting arrests. Apparently, fans leaving the concert began a spontaneous march toward the RNC, and in spite of the fact that police told Minnesota Public Radio that everything seemed to be ok as people were dispersing quietly on their own, riot police eventually moved in and began arresting and shooting tear gas.
This incident follows a protest earlier in the week when police cut the power to a Rage concert because the concert apparently began too close to curfew hours. Zach De La Rocha (who can bombtrack me any time he wants!) led happy concert goers in an a capella version of “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name.” And as luck would have it, You Tube provides us with an excellent quality recording of the incident!
Viva La RAGE!