Hennepin County Government Plaza
Hennepin County authorities have removed tarps and chairs used by anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza outside the government center in Minneapolis.
Winter weather and new restrictions are making it increasingly difficult for the Occupy Minnesota protest to keep its place on the Hennepin County Government Plaza, which protesters have been occupying since Oct. 7.
The Occupy Minnesota protest, which has demonstrated on Hennepin County’s Government Plaza since Oct. 7, has cost the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office nearly $300,000, a county spokesperson said.
Occupy Minnesota protesters are planning a new protest next week in defiance of a judge’s ruling.
Occupy Wall Street protesters said they won’t let the snow stop them from spreading their message.
Law enforcement officers early Sunday removed about a dozen tents set up by Occupy Minnesota.
More crowds gathered at Occupy Minnesota Saturday as protesters marched down Nicollet Mall and remained vocal against corporate greed.