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National Guard advert on Metrodome, proposed site of 2012 DNC, depicts soldiers deployed against protesters during 2008 RNC

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flyingmonkeyairlines,  Twin Cities Indie Media

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Coleen Rowley

(L) Original caption: Minnesota National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor stand guard to assist police in maintaining order during an overly-aggressive demonstration Sept. 1, in St. Paul, Minn. The demonstrators were protesting during day one of the Republican National Convention. (Photo: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

A National Guard advertisement currently hanging on the side of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN, proposed site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, depicts National Guard members being deployed against protesters during the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota (hi-res photos for media use at bottom of page).

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The multiple-panel advertisement, which stretches around the Metrodome, depicts various Viking players above the text, "First line of defense." Other panels depict members of the National Guard, above text that reads "Minnesota National Guard... Minnesota's first line of defense."

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The panel depicting National Guard members and a helicopter is a composite image derived in part from a September 1st, National Guard press image taken by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, and depicts some of the 150 National Guard members being deployed against protesters during Day One of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN.

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Oh my gosh, can you believe the truth behind this National Guard ad at the Metrodome?, Coleen Rowley, Evergreene Digest
Thought you might be interested in reporting on and further exposing this remarkable catch made by someone who saw the National Guard photo recruitment ad interspersed as it is with the other same purple color Minnesota Vikings football “front line of defense” posters ringing the Metrodome.  It turns out that the same photo of the Minnesota Guard was taken when they were deployed at the Republican National Convention and were involved in a mass arrest of Minnesota citizens who were innocent of anything except listening to some music?!  Will someone like Jon Stewart see the dark humor in such a sick game pushing our macho buttons but frankly only hurting ourselves?  Lake Woebegone didn’t know what hit it.

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