MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Occupy Minnesota protesters put up with Saturday’s snow and cold, but Hennepin County might not put up with them if the temperature drops too low.

The protesters say they will continue to camp out on Government Plaza until they are kicked out. However, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department has told protesters they will have to leave the plaza for safety reasons if temperatures drop below 25 degrees.

One protester said he thinks 15 to 30 people will spend the night on the plaza.

Comments (15)
  1. Awe says:

    Good news for the other homeless people in Minneapolis, more room in the shelters.

  2. Career Guy doin very well says:

    15 people..wow..impressive..their convictions dropped just like the temps..Back to Mom & Dads basement I guess.

  3. squelsch says:

    If they have done anything hardcore (getting pepper sprayed in the face by chemicals doesn’t count), then this tops it. I was in Minnesota a few years ago this time of year, and it was no bueno. I wasn’t even hanging around outside either.

  4. Diddledoe says:

    Darwin always wins.

    1. Citizen says:

      @Diddledoe. In the case of humans, Darwinian selection is working in reverse.

  5. What's Fair, is Fair says:

    This should set a precedence for all shopping, and ticket sales for events. No camping out over night in cold weather for the customers safety, in fact it should eliminate all winter camping statewide for any reason.

  6. Kevin says:

    Again I ask. Does 30 morons sleeping in the snow…warrent this much media attention? WHO CARES???? How many of these morons have a job? How many of these morons are on welfare? How many of these morons are even from MN?

    1. RealDeal says:

      No one.
      A real 40 hours a week job….None.
      About half.
      About 3/4.
      Now my question, what do they want. More bigger government and less freedom? Yes.
      Psssss (wisper) someone should tell them no one cares….

    2. Frankie says:

      From the number of comments posted by you, you must really care. You care sp much about them you resort to name calling.

  7. 1 of the 99 percent. Not this 1 percent trash says:

    Spray them with water, They will leave quickly. Problem solved

  8. Debby says:

    These people are causing US…the 99% to pay for THEM to whine! Close them down for good!!

  9. Down With Greed says:

    Expand the protest to Arden Hills were the money is.

  10. Jake says:

    Yeah, great post frankie, bet you never put your life on the line for NOBODY, at least VOLUNTARILY or SINCERELY. LOSER.

  11. Get a Clue says:

    “Free money!”