Anti-Flag blogging from the RNC

Music News | Sep 4th, 2008

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Anti-Flag were at and they performed a few shows at the RNC. They were right there when Rage Against The Machine got denied to play by the police. So RATM did sang 2 songs to the 200+ plus crowd through a megaphone.

Here’s an excerpt of what they had to say about the RATM show:
Yesterday we played a show on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol in opposition of the Republican National Convention. Before our set we had planned with Rage Against The Machine to have them come onto stage directly after our set and play a set of their own on our equipment. As is often the case at such events, all was proceeding peacefully and without confrontation until the police got involved. As RATM made their way to the stage, without reason or prior notification the police surrounded the band and informed them that they would be arrested if any of them set foot on the stage. As the crowd chanted, “Let them play…” a plan was formulated. Rather than bow to police oppression and law enforcement’s blatant disregard for free speech and the Constitution, it was decided that RATM would walk around the stage into the audience and issue a statement. From there things took on a life of their own…

you can read all about it and more at Anti Flag’s blog www.nowarwithoutwarriors.blogspot.comhere.