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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 12:19 AM
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come defend Occupy Mpls 11/14 at 5pm New Co. Policies No Camping.. We need to defend 1st Amend
Come to the People's Plaza to Defend the Occupy Movement

Monday, November 14, Rally at 5 pm,

Stay after rally for Sleep-in (stay all night, or as late as you are able) @ @ Occupy Minnesota, Peoples Plaza (Hennepin County Government Center Plaza at 5th St. S. between 3rd and 4th Aves. S.)

Stop Attacks on the Occupy Movement!
Hands off the People's Plaza!

Defend our rights to protest!
ounty Commissioners and Sheriff Stanek have threatened to close down the occupation of the People's Plaza in Minneapolis. Beginning Monday, November 14, they have declared a set of new policies for the plaza outside the Hennepin CountyGovernment Center - no more sleeping, no more porta-potties, and no more signs or other property left out. These policies are aimed at shutting down the occupation, like the violent attack on occupiers in Oakland, California, and other measures being carried out against Occupy Wall Street protests in cities across the country. We say no to these attacks and plan to stand together to defend our rights to build a movement that stands for people over profits! Occupy Together: Join OccupyMN and organizations including labor, students, anti-war, poor people, and the 99% for a giant rally at 5pm, and plan to stay the night (or as late as you can)! Wear your warmest clothes, bring your sleeping bags and help fill the Peoples Plaza in a massive sleep-in as we defend our right to occupy and speak out for the 99%!
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 12:26 AM
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1. Hennepin Co Board
The Hennepin County Board Tuesday delivered a blow to the OccupyMN protesters, ordering sheriffs deputies to remove unattended personal items from Government Plaza, take down signs hung on public property and prohibiting sleeping on the plaza.
The resolution, passed unanimously by the seven-member board, does not prohibit ongoing protesters from demonstrating on Government Plaza, but it will likely make it impossible for the roughly three-dozen of them to continue protesting around the clock.

Hennepin County will not begin enforcing the resolution until Nov. 14, allowing time for protesters to gather up their things.

About 15 occupiers attended the board meeting. They wrote free speech on pieces of blue tape and stuck them to their mouths. During a public input period they promised that even if the resolution passed, they would stay on the plaza.

When you stand in the way of this, youre standing in the way of a populist movement, said one of the protesters, who did not give his name.
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