MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Eleven protesters connected with the Occupy Wall Street movement have been arrested on the 10th Avenue Bridge for creating a public nuisance or obstructing traffic.READ MORE: More Than 400 Crashes & Spinouts On Minnesota Roads Amid Saturday's Snow
The protesters were rallying at the University of Minnesota against what they call corporate greed. All 11 had announced their intention in advance to be arrested, according to Sgt. William Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police Department.READ MORE: Hockey Day Minnesota 2023 To Be Held In White Bear Township
About 40 demonstrators gathered on the plaza outside Northrop Auditorium in solidarity with other Occupy protests nationwide Thursday on the two-month anniversary of the movement’s birth in New York.
They chanted slogans like “Up with people” and “Down with greed” before marching off toward downtown Minneapolis, where protesters have been occupying the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center since Oct. 7.MORE NEWS: 2 Teenagers Accused In Over A Dozen Metro Area Carjackings
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