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RNC protester files lawsuit

Attorneys for Mick Kelly, one of the leaders of the war protests during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, is filing a federal suit alleging that he was shot by a projectile fired by police during an RNC demonstration, according to the Star Tribune.

The suit will also allege that he was falsely arrested in the corner of 12th Street and Cedar Avenue shortly after being shot.

Kelly sustained a large bruise on his stomach but no permanent injury.

According to an AP article in the Pioneer Press, Kelly will seek $250,000 in damages from the city of St. Paul and the surrounding areas.

"We are confident that all the facts will support our belief that the police acted appropriately in this case," St. Paul City Attorney John Choi the Pioneer Press said.