On the opening day, about 10,000 people demonstrated, calling for an end to the US-led Iraq war.
One group splintered off and became confrontational and sometimes violent.
Some protestors smashed the windows of retail and bank buildings while others challenged police by blocking roads and damaged five police cars, local newspapers reported, quoting officials. Dozens were pepper-sprayed and tear-gassed.
Best way to get the point across? Probably not.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An Associated Press photographer and a Democracy Now! TV and radio show host were among those arrested at an anti-war march on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Both were released hours later.
Wow. Nasty. Is there really any need for this either?