Monday, October 3, 2011

MN Independent: Minnesotans inspired by Wall St. protests plan to occupy Minneapolis site Friday

By Jon Collins
Monday, October 03, 2011 at 10:09 am

Photo: Wall St. protesters rally in
New York; Source: Flickr, _PaulS_
Minnesotans sympathetic to Wall Street protests that are stretching into their third week are planning their own occupation Friday.

Protesters are planning to rechristen the target, Hennepin County Government Plaza in Minneapolis, as “The People’s Plaza,” according to the group’s website.

The Minnesota group is just the most recent sparked by Wall Street protests in New York, where over 700 people were arrested this weekend. The protests have spread to other North American cities like Albuquerque, N.M., Boston, Mass., and Toronto, Canada.

An organizer told the Star Tribune that the group is ”trying to be transparent, because we want to be totally nonviolent.” He said he wants everyone to be able to get involved in the protest. Organizing is being discussed on Twitter and Facebook. One thread announces outreach efforts at local unions, with Facebook followers chiming in to mention their own union connections.

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