Anarchists grab dominance of Twin Cities freeway

Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
Anarchists have set the terms for transportation of delegates and media at the Republican National Convention. The buses carrying the RNC delegates to and from the Xcel Energy Center are being rerouted off of the freeways "for security reasons." This is an affront to the decent and law abiding citizens living and working in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Allow me to explain.

I haven't counted, but there are about thirty to forty freeway overpasses between downtown Minneapolis and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on the freeway connecting them, I-94. Starting Tuesday, buses carrying delegates have been redirected from the freeway to a number of routes that snake around various city streets to the convention center.

The reason for the reroute is that far-left anarchists have taken to throwing 40 lb. bags of cement off of the overpasses and onto the presumed Republicans (and their running dog lackeys, the drivers and security guards). Rather than secure the overpasses and inconvenience the anarchists, local authorities have decided to reroute the buses. The result: traffic in the areas surrounding the freeways has become a nightmare.

If the people in charge of security think that running the buses on the local streets is going to keep the passengers on the coaches safe, they need some schoolin'. I rode a Republican bus last night. Each bus has only one security guard on board. As soon as the buses leave the freeway, they must slow down or come to a complete stop at dozens of intersections. A stopped bus is a sitting duck.

A source inside the Minnesota State Patrol has informed me that they do not have the manpower to guard all of the overpasses. I learned that police forces from outside the Twin Cities are being called up and placed on "alert." (Word to the authorities: The delegates will be leaving in less than three days.)

Meanwhile, the people of the Twin Cities are living in a traffic quagmire. But the anarchists (who cavort on the steps of the state capitol) are having fun.

(Note: I just learned, not confirmed by two sources, that all buses travelling between the Twin Cities are being rerouted around certain overpasses. This indicates that it is not a "traffic" issue. Authorities seem to be concerned for the safety of anyone travelling on the freeway in a bus.)

Larrey Anderson is covering the RNC in Minneapolis for American Thinker. His latest award winning novel is The Order of the Beloved.
Anarchists have set the terms for transportation of delegates and media at the Republican National Convention. The buses carrying the RNC delegates to and from the Xcel Energy Center are being rerouted off of the freeways "for security reasons." This is an affront to the decent and law abiding citizens living and working in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Allow me to explain.

I haven't counted, but there are about thirty to forty freeway overpasses between downtown Minneapolis and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on the freeway connecting them, I-94. Starting Tuesday, buses carrying delegates have been redirected from the freeway to a number of routes that snake around various city streets to the convention center.

The reason for the reroute is that far-left anarchists have taken to throwing 40 lb. bags of cement off of the overpasses and onto the presumed Republicans (and their running dog lackeys, the drivers and security guards). Rather than secure the overpasses and inconvenience the anarchists, local authorities have decided to reroute the buses. The result: traffic in the areas surrounding the freeways has become a nightmare.

If the people in charge of security think that running the buses on the local streets is going to keep the passengers on the coaches safe, they need some schoolin'. I rode a Republican bus last night. Each bus has only one security guard on board. As soon as the buses leave the freeway, they must slow down or come to a complete stop at dozens of intersections. A stopped bus is a sitting duck.

A source inside the Minnesota State Patrol has informed me that they do not have the manpower to guard all of the overpasses. I learned that police forces from outside the Twin Cities are being called up and placed on "alert." (Word to the authorities: The delegates will be leaving in less than three days.)

Meanwhile, the people of the Twin Cities are living in a traffic quagmire. But the anarchists (who cavort on the steps of the state capitol) are having fun.

(Note: I just learned, not confirmed by two sources, that all buses travelling between the Twin Cities are being rerouted around certain overpasses. This indicates that it is not a "traffic" issue. Authorities seem to be concerned for the safety of anyone travelling on the freeway in a bus.)

Larrey Anderson is covering the RNC in Minneapolis for American Thinker. His latest award winning novel is The Order of the Beloved.