Occupy MN: Mugshots from arrests at US Bank [PICTURES]

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Even though this is what she wanted, no one looks happy in a mugshot.
Yesterday afternoon, in an attempt to escalate the level of confrontation with law enforcement, seven Occupy MN protesters refused to clear the intersection in front of US Bank. Their message was manifold, but the goal was clear: get arrested.

The Minneapolis police obliged and after three warnings, rounded them up and carted them off to Hennepin County Jail. Now we've got the mugshots.

Since it began two weeks ago, the occupation of Government Plaza has fluctuated in size and in message, but has recently begun converging around a "Stop Foreclosures" mission. The protesters have tied that message to their own need for shelter as the nights get increasingly frigid and Sheriff Rich Stanek still refuses to allow them to build tents in the plaza.

So yesterday, the seven occupiers sat in two tents in front of US Bank Plaza, smack in the middle of the intersection of 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. After repeated warnings, they were arrested and taken away. Watch video of the arrests here.

The seven -- Peter Leeman, Devin Wynn, Ben Egerman, Katrina Plotz, Merritt Benton, Misty Rowan, and Jason St. John -- spent the better part of the afternoon in jail, but each posted $50 bail and they were out by mid-evening. Their court date is set for November 3.

Check out the gallery of the Occupy 7 below, starting with noted glitterbomber Ben Egerman:

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Ben Egerman
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Katrina Plotz
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Merritt Benton
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Jason St. John a.k.a. Robert Thunder
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Peter Leeman
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Melissa Rowan
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Devin Wynn-Shemanek

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33 comments
Thingstoread
Thingstoread

Good god.These people are speaking for me while I work all week? I can understand beingdiscouraged about not having a job, I;ve been unemployed too - but I spent mytime doing odd jobs and looking for full time employment - not bashing what wedepend on for financial stability. Who is camped out at Freddy Mac and FannyMays govt funded doorstep? and that nut case from Mass. that helped accelerate this financialmess Barney Rubble Frank. People are so easily misguided.

Zach Pasdoe
Zach Pasdoe

Good luck finding a job now and trying to work your way out of the 99%.

Sane Reader
Sane Reader

So Melissa "misty" Rowan (The one who said earlier "Some dickhead called security" over their attempt to assemble a tent inside the skyway) - how about someone comes over to assemble a tent in your workplace? Oh wait, no workplace. Idiot.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Mark Dayton's ex-wife Alida Messinger is giving her "Rockefeller" fortune away. Yes, sister to Jay Rockefeller, ex wife of Mark Dayton has already contributed millions to getting her very own governor. The Gov's Chief of Staff, TINA SMITH was placed there by her good friend Alida.Another New Yorker buying our elections! After 30 years of DFL control, the Republicans take control and Alida feels our Quality of Life is gone! Geesh louise! You've given millions to the DFL over the years and they controlled power. Look in a mirror.By the way, Obama has backed the loss of womans rights in Libya. Yep, shirea (sip) law has been enacted and men may now take 4 wifes. The oily Alida wants obama and klobuchar to be re-elected. Maybe we need to tax trust funds at 100% for the year.If you need money or a job get in contact with Alida, she wants to help.

Common Man
Common Man

Robert Thunder! Alwaaaaaaaaaaays...

a
a

Keep up the good work!

Sanity1
Sanity1

So where are the mugshots for the US bank execs?

Mike Muir
Mike Muir

Their goal was clear - get arrested.  Mission accomplished.  Take that Wall Street!  Seven people with nothing better to do.  

Poliopony
Poliopony

If they really wanted to prove their point, why not resist?

Shakalaka
Shakalaka

Oh funny, all white people, I wonder what other white people think.

Jay
Jay

Congrats idiots. Hope all this stuff looks great on your criminal record (glitterbombing especially). Keep fighting "THE MAN".

Greg
Greg

Keep up the good work,,and don't back down,,,

James
James

oh wow, this is big news - when people get arrested, they have mugshots. wheeeee.

(freedom fighters are always beautiful, though)

Memanee
Memanee

UuuuggggggllllEEEEEEE!

Andrea
Andrea

When has "idiot" become an acceptable word to use in discourse?

green23
green23

Are you now advocating the redistribution of wealth? Isn't that what you Tea party wingnuts call "socialism"?

Markie Dayton
Markie Dayton

I went by Fort snelling and saw the real heroes. These morons are nothing but political activists, anarchists and morons.

Markie Dayton
Markie Dayton

Like Tim Geitner? or the politician that has received more money from wall street than anyone else - Obama.

green23
green23

It's called "non-violent civil disobedience" for a reason.

green23
green23

You sure have quieted down about gas prices, MN Voter. For months, it was the most important issue in the world. You even told us that we would paying $5 a gallon for gas all the way up to the election in November 2012. And you claimed that Amy Klobuchar sets the gas prices nationwide, so I guess she gets a lot of credit from you for bringing those prices down, right?

You don't even take your own conspiracies seriously.

Remember, folks, MN Voter promised everyone that Bachmann would be President. Because a prediction is a promise in MN Voter's world.

japslap
japslap

Heros????  You must be the idiot...  Hero is a big word saved for very special people....  You have a low hero bar..

Markie Dayton
Markie Dayton

They are misguided morons. Probably funded by Dayton's ex-wife, the Rockefeller Heiress! Let's take her money and let "mary's Place" have it.

Andrea
Andrea

I think you mean "'you're' an idiot. If you're going to insult someone so passively, at least have one of your smart friends proofread for you.

Markie Dayton
Markie Dayton

You are an idiot. The price of gas has doubled has Obama & Klobuchar promised their voters. Down 10 cents but up from 1.89 per gallon when obama was elected. Cut the price of gas to 1.89 and the economy will grow. Just one more Obama F#cked up Policy. green23, obama promised much higher energy prices and delivered and November 2012 is not here yet. I still predict $5 gas next summer, if not sooner. Obama is leading us into a depression!

Markie Dayton
Markie Dayton

green23: try reading the star tribune front pages. The whole story of Dayton's ex-wife is there. Another oily govenor that you greenies like! What a bunch of idiots. Al gore makes millions and billions off of crony captialism from Obama and you idiots think this is fine. Dayton's hands are full of oil money.

green23
green23

Hey, it's our old buddy MN Voter! He's back with yet another identity, and a brand new crazy conspiracy.

That makes 16 by my count - identities, not conspiracies, that is. I've lost count of the conspiracies.

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