Rage Against the Machine Rock the RNC

Rage Against the Machine (and their fans) have been extra busy this week at the Republic National Convention and doing just like their name said they would: they’re “raging” against the “machine.”

The protests began Tuesday, Sept. 2, when the band attempted to play on the lawn outside of St. Paul’s capitol building. Police quickly pulled the plug citing that they didn’t have the proper permit for such a show.

This didn’t stop Tom Morello and Zach De La Rocha as they led the crowd in a capella versions of a few of their songs. Thanks to the amazingness that is Youtube, you can check out the historic protest now:

If you thought RATM was done causing trouble, then you most definitely thought wrong. The protesting continued as RATM held a concert in neighboring Minneapolis Wednesday night that coincided with some of the RNC’s more anticipated speeches.

After the show, fans took to the streets and started marching toward St. Paul. When the crowd size did not dissapate, police made several arrests.

RATM also had concerts during the DNC to show their support of Obama.

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