Thousands gather for RNC protest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The scaling back of the Republican convention because of Hurricane Gustav isn't stopping the protesters.

Some 2,000 of them have rallied at the Minnesota state Capitol for an anti-war march to the convention site, as police in riot gear station themselves along the march route.

Police said they were prepared for anything during the march, which organizers hoped would attract 50,000 people.

St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington has said he "will not tolerate lawlessness."

Over the weekend, police arrested six members of an anarchist group calling itself the RNC Welcoming Committee, which says it is "moving forward with a national call to crash the convention."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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