While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.
In Coon Rapids, a parking lot is over run with tents as superfans from all over the nation are prepping for the opening of a new Chick-fil-A. “We have people from California who drove in, Kansas City, Iowa, Illinois,” Coon Rapids franchise owner Jason Griggs said.
Police moved in Thursday morning to break up the latest protest by Occupy Minnesota, which eventually led to two people being arrested.
Anti-Wall Street protesters in Minneapolis are defying a judge’s order and pitching tents on the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center.
Law enforcement officers early Sunday removed about a dozen tents set up by Occupy Minnesota.