Protesters to march without permit against U.S. involvement in Yemen and Pakistan
UPDATE: See photos from the march here.
UPDATE 8PM Thurs: March concluded peacefully. Also: Open newswire post: BashBack-affiliated "crews of anarcha-queers glamdalized a army reserve complex, an army recruiting center and two navy recruiting centers" in support.
From the open publishing newswire: Minneapolis, MN February 9, 2010—Direct Action to Stop War & Occupation (DASWO), a local anti-war organization, has called for a march in response to growing U.S. involvement in Pakistan and Yemen. The march will leave from outside the Minneapolis Central Library at 4 pm on Thursday, February 11th with the intention of disrupting business in the streets and skyways of downtown Minneapolis. The organization calling for the march is not cooperating with police in any way and has not requested permits for the march.
[TCIMC note: DASWO has called for an unpermitted march downtown on Thursday. The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District nonprofit entity, which can coordinate over radio between building security and MPD, could play some role in attempting to reinforce a corporatist agenda. A full-time employee of Target Corp is also tasked to security at the downtown police precinct according to a MTN public access show recently hosted by Mayor RT Rybak. DiD personnel, wearing neon yellow-green hats, have aggressively been pushing the homeless out of downtown's core, especially for 'passive panhandling', though one said to a TCIMC reporter at the last march they play no role in political demonstrations.]