Code Pink and the police

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The anti-war group Code Pink hasn’t escaped recent actions by law enforcement targeting protesters at the Republican National Convention.
 
Group spokeswoman Jean Stevens says a Code Pink vehicle was searched by authorities about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Ms. Stevens said the bright-pink Winnebago bears the slogan “War is not green” and was parked on a street in Minneapolis. Officers cited complaints about a suspicious vehicle in the area, searched the RV but “didn’t take anything that we know of,” she said.

However, a spokeswoman at the Joint Information Center — a coordinated law enforcement hub during the convention — said she had no information about any search of a Code Pink Winnebago.

The search follows a series of law enforcement raids during the past few days that have targeted members of the “anarchist” organizing body the RNC Welcoming Committee. Ms. Stevens said other activists aren’t deterred by the raids and searches, but called the actions “disheartening.”
 
“We almost wonder if this is a sign of what’s to come … whether this is real or setting the tone for this week,” she said

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