WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green


13 Occupy Protesters Arrested In Minneapolis Protest

View Comments
police lights, police generic, minneapolis

(credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Aretha Franklin Lights Up The Grandstand
  2. Mike Max Shoots Sid Hartman An Ice Bucket Challenge
  3. Good Questions: State Fair
  4. High School Football Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014
  5. WCCO Takes Aim At The Bonanza Shooting Gallery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say 13 people were arrested Wednesday afternoon during an Occupy Minnesota protest in downtown Minneapolis.

Police say the group, which demanded the turnover of vacant homes to community control and fair banking practices, was peacefully taken into custody. The protesters marched from foreclosed homes down to the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage building.

A crowd of about 200 marched with 20 bags of trash collected from a vacant home. After rallying at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage building, protesters continued to the 26th Street bridge over I-35W. After about 20 minutes, police told the crowd to disperse, and that’s when 13 protesters sat in the street linking arms.

They were arrested for an act of civil disobedience.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,810 other followers