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RNC8 Supporters Face Down Anti-Activist Prosecutor at Chicago Visit

Defend the RNC8The RNC8 is the name given to a group of eight political organizers who worked to help organize a grassroots response to the 2008 Twin Cities Republican National Convention, and who have faced dubious charges of terrorism under Minnesota's version of the Patriot Act in response to their political organizing. Activist efforts on behalf of the RNC8 has resulted in some of the charges being dropped though other charges still remain.

The struggle on behalf of the RNC8 extended its way to Chicago, when Susan Gaertner, the prosecutor who is pressing charges against the RNC8, came to Chicago to receive an award from the American Bar Asssociation. RNC8 supporters and activists protested Gaertner during the awards ceremony and stood to support the RNC8.

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