Protesters who have occupied a government plaza in Minneapolis for nearly a month in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement will soon face new restrictions.
Without running water or working toilets, the crowded anti-Wall Street encampments across the country are not the most pleasant-smelling places to live. Nor are they quiet, with drumming and chanting echoing through the air at all hours of the night.
Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer says the group set up two tents in the intersection about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Police asked them to move three times and when they didn’t, officers arrested them shortly before 2 p.m.
We’ve been covering the OccupyMN “occupation” for 10 days now. But viewers are starting to question: What’s the point?
Hundreds of protesters demonstrating with Occupy Minnesota set up tents Friday afternoon in defiance of Hennepin County’s ban on tents in the Hennepin County Government Center plaza, where protesters have demonstrated since Oct. 7.
Sheriff Rich Stanek has met early each morning with anti-Wall Street demonstrators occupying a government plaza in Minneapolis as part of a policy of engagement that has helped head off major disruptions as the protest enters its second week.
President Barack Obama once again called on Congress to pass his $447 billion jobs package without delay. He also had some tough words for Republican presidential candidates who he says want to ‘roll back’ the Wall Street reforms, which include Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
A Minnesota group is planning to stage a protest in solidarity with the demonstrations that resulted in hundreds of arrests in New York.