MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Occupy Minneapolis protesters were arrested on in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night, according to police.

Sgt. William Palmer says the arrests, all adult men, were made at 800 Nicollet Mall.

Fifteen others chose to leave prior to the arrests.

In an email released Wednesday night, Occupy Minneapolis representatives say the protesters, 3 total, were arrested while demanding negotiation from US Bank headquarters for homeowners in foreclosure.

“We are disappointed that US Bank chose to ignore thousands of signatures and their customers cries for help as the foreclosure continues to rip apart our communities. Today they decided they would rather have peaceful demonstrators arrested than sit down and work in good faith to find a solution,” said activist Ben Egerman.

About 50 people took part in the protest.

Comments (45)
  1. Andy says:

    Victimless crime, I love it!

    1. Why is he dressed as a Pirate? says:

      I am completely confused by the pirate costume.

      1. g8bbgg says:

        Becaus he is an idiot, no wonder he can’t get a job…

        1. me says:

          How do you know he doesn’t have a job, maybe it was his day off??? In my job, I work 3 12 hour days..Friday Sat and Sun…I have mon-thurs off. So don’t judge his attendance as though he’s probably unemployed because that’s absurd.

          1. youknowyouroverpaid says:

            Let me guess, a MNA nurse that works 36 and gets paid for 40!!!

            1. ^this is why brainwashing is so easy says:

              let me guess, loser who sits on his ass for a living. Instead of saving people’s lives

              1. youknowitstrue says:

                ….Another over paid MNA nurse! Maybe you should be “saving lives” instead of posting on forums.

                1. LOL says:

                  Nope but I respect what they do. What makes you good enough to judge them? Obviously nothing since you are also posting on a forum. I like how how conservatives are first to scream over payed when its nurses and teachers and then scream class warfare when people talk about closing tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires. Maybe if teachers were paid more they would have taught you some reasoning skills.

      2. Arrrrrr says:

        It’s standard formalwear for a serious bank negotiation. Why, what would you wear? =>

      3. dan says:

        This is the new face of the Democrat Party. They are mad as he11, but only have themselves to blame.

        1. Ian Z. Futterer says:

          they do not associate with either party. You should stop getting your information from bubba the mcdonald’s guy

      4. Rudy says:

        His Robin Hood costume was at the cleaners. It would have been far less inflamatory…had he known he was going to be arrested.

  2. Indy says:

    I thought these bums went home for the winter.

    1. Andy says:

      No, they just moved indoors that’s why they were arrested

    2. Arrr Matey says:

      What Winter?

  3. Robert says:

    Would it be that hard to give ANY explanation of why? PATHETIC.

  4. Kevin says:


  5. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

    Hey its hom* Captain Jack…….you can go ahead and shoot these morons now…..ill watch…

  6. g8bbgg says:

    Look at him smile, he gets a warm place to sleep. Yes he is homeless because his parents kicked him out of the house because he is a &)*#&Q*(W(

  7. fkafka says:

    An inch of immature anarchy leads to a foot of chaos -glad MPLS nipped it at the buds.

  8. Jerry Frey says:

    “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

    Plutarch d AD 120


    1. @Jerry says:

      Imbalance? You’re exactly right. There’s an over supply of ignorant pestilence and an under supply of people willing to earn their wealth.

      OWS is what you get when you allow the ignorant pestilence to fester.

      1. ^Irony is fun says:

        No OWS is what you get when the baby boomer generation de-funds all the benefits they reaped the benefit for and gave tax breaks to people who are already beyond wealthy.
        Ignorance is what you get when people ignore science in favor of a stupid soundbite from an actor in the 80’s.
        Pestilence is what the banking system left behind. I really, truly don’t understand how someone can be so brainwashed to think that the ponzi scheme ended because people weren’t working hard enough.

  9. Bobby says:

    I’m sorry, you don’t pay your bills, you get foreclosed. The world has been this way for decades. It’s not a broken system.

  10. Crazy Joe says:

    I don’t feel sorry for anyone who has to blame their economic situation on others. Sounds like a bunch of jealous bums wanting something someone else has but are unwilling to work for it, pathetic.

  11. Steve says:

    to protest peacefully and not disrupt other’s lives is all fine and good and something i will heartily defend anyone’s right to do. However, if you go against the rules, break the law, not comply with orders from police, disrupt other’s lives , cause trouble, you should be arrested. when the republican national convention was held in saint paul. law enforcement did a good job handling the people that were causing trouble. a couple people tried to walk through a line of police on horseback, the cop on the horse moved forward a few steps and pushed them back with the horse’s head, it’s like dude, you go up against a horse? you’re going to lose.

    1. Maybe in theory says:

      you do know that MLK used similar techniques right?

      1. Ian Z. Futterer says:

        MLK was an anarchist commie! lol these people spew whatever hatred FAUX NEWS tells them to

  12. Richard Head says:

    Looks like these boys don’t have enough to keep them busy. Plenty of these slugs around to pick up garbage, rather than pay public workers to do it. This state has acquired so much trash.

    1. stupid must be contagious says:

      ya we could start with you

  13. G Dog says:

    Pat Robertson says that God approves of the Occupy Movement and has given them a mild winter to continue their protests.

  14. stubby says:

    When this occupy protest started, the democrats told us how wonderful these people are. Now that these idiots showed us their true colors, the same dems can’t run the other way fast enough. HAHAHAHAHA

  15. AntiTeabagger says:

    No such thing as God. Give me a break, excuse for these morons are getting thin.

  16. JesseV says:

    Why are you tea baggers afraid of these people. They are only doing what our country was built on. The right to protest. Remember where you assumed your name from.

    1. Center of left and right says:

      Jesse, I am not a tea bagger. but these people scare the hell out of me. They are trying to use the government to take money from the banks and give it to people they choose. What happens when someone decides that some large corporations money is not enough and they want the roof over your head that you paid for to protect your family? So it is not this protest nor the intimidation tactics they press, it is the ideology that they somehow know better than everyone else and that those that have practiced personal responsibility are to hbe held in contempt and punished for for it, taht is what scares the hell out of me.

      1. I think you have misunderstood them says:

        The pirate outfit is a gimmick (that we, have been plundered) granted its not a great one but the point is that they don’t want to run in and rob banks. What people want are rules. Just like it is illegal for me to steal it should be illegal for banks to essentially run ponzy scheme’s. It is also the idea that the wealthy shouldn’t be able to get out of paying taxes through loop holes. Nobody who practices personal responsibility is to be punished. In fact the opposite is true. The banks are personally responsible for the market collapse and they haven’t had to pay for it. Instead, responsible families have had to. Second, intimidation tactics are the following- violent acts, violent rhetoric and guns at rallies (yeesh that’s a pretty scary one). None of these OWS practices. The only thing they have really done is practice civil disobedience which MLK, Ghandi ect practiced. Its refusing a rule with a purpose but doing so in a civil and non-violent manner. A example would be conducting a sit in on a bank and refusing to move when asked. When police come and threaten to arrest people, oblige their offer without resistance. As for they know better, these aren’t politicians or Corporate leaders, these are citizens who are tired of the crooks that run our country. Part of the reason why OWS only releases general statements is because they aren’t proposing legislation nor are they seeking power or control. They want the dialog changed and they want a system that is just.

  17. The new normal says:

    I think the “Occupy” bung holz are nothing more than a different iteration of ACORN

    1. Sheeple says:

      I think you watch too much fox news. Don’t stay on this page too long, the liberal boogey man might get you and stick you into FEMA camps!! Don’t worry though, glenn beck will keep you safe

  18. T says:

    “while demanding negotiation from US Bank headquarters for homeowners in foreclosure. ”
    That is funny. Why would the bank ever consider negotiating with these clowns? And, in a negotiation don’t both parties need someting in the game? What do the dorks have to give or give up? GO HOME!

  19. Rufus Larkin says:

    Most times media sources puts this kind of thing top of the entire web page in big letters. Thank you for not glorifying them with that this time.

  20. Stephanie Levasseur-Duszynski says:

    Is CBS news some sort of haven for ignorant conservatives?

    1. dan says:

      Nope, just select your article. Take a look at the Bachmann article for all the left-Wing Loonies

  21. fbomb says:

    Judging by the comments, you are not the 99%. Please stop saying that you are and find a way to contribute to society and lead a happy life.

    1. Ian Z. Futterer says:

      because government corruption contributes a lot to society, doesn’t it?

      1. fbomb says:

        US Bank is protested because they won’t renegotiate mortgages with people that refinanced and used their home equity like a piggy bank, and Ian thinks a non-controversial non sequiter about government corruption adds something to the conversation. Sad really. Maybe you are not capable of contributing to society if you can’t contribute to the comments section of a news story.