Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco.
Hundreds of protestors could be in downtown Minneapolis Saturday with Occupy Minnesota movement expected to resume.
Occupy Minnesota protestors have been arrested on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis Wednesday night, according to police.
In the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans has cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, such as cleanup and sanitation, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press.
The protest against the country’s financial industry, known as “Occupy Wall Street,” has grown to occupy cities from coast to coast and it’ll now be moving into Minnesota.
There haven’t been any negotiations between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers on day 12 of the state shutdown, but there’s been plenty of talk.
Protestors say their peaceful demonstration turned to chaos inside a Minneapolis grocery store Tuesday night, but Cub Foods calls it blatant trespassing on private property.