The reformation of Rage Against the Machine couldn’t have happened at a better time for the band. With the presidential election just a few months away, Rage is making headlines again. First they performed at the Democratic National Convention, which passed without incident. Then the police shut them down after attempting an impromptu performance, which was supposed to occur outside the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday.
Last night the band played a show in Minneapolis, which led to the arrest of 102 protesters who were heading toward the Republican National Convention after the show. According to Minnesota Public Radio, police lost control of the crowd, and concertgoer Dan Kriske, who was arrested by police, is alleging they used pepper spray to control the marching hoards. [Gigwise]