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Two Wisconsinites charged in Minnesota for assault during GOP convention

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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Two Wisconsinites have been charged in Minnesota with throwing sandbags and a large road sign off a freeway bridge during last year's Republican National Convention.

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Karen Meissner, 23, of Menomonee Falls and 18-year-old Christina Vana, 18, of West Bend, are both charged with aiding and abetting second-degree assault.

A 23-year-old Texas man is also charged in the same incident.

According to prosecutors, the three were protestors who picked up sand-bags used to hold down the street sign and they tossed them to try and stop buses carrying delegates to the convention in St. Paul last September.

The three were also accused of throwing a metal sign off the Marion Street bridge over Interstate-94 in St. Paul. It landed close to an officer who was trying to remove one of the thrown sandbags

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