Rev. Bruce Wright discusses political protests
Protests are continuing in St. Paul today, at the site of the Republican National Convention.
Last night, local police estimated about 2,000 people took part in an anti-poverty march. It ended near the convention arena with police using tear gas and flash-bang grenades to disperse protesters, who a St. Paul Police spokesman said were trying to get past security fences.
Ten people were arrested.
On Monday, violence erupted following a largely peaceful anti-war march by some 10,000 people. Afterward, police blamed a splinter group of about 200 for harassing delegates, smashing windows, puncturing car tires, throwing bottles and starting at least one fire.
WMNF spoke with the Rev. Bruce Wright, a homeless advocate based in St. Petersburg, who was in St. Paul this week for both protests.comments powered by Disqus