Occupy MN protesters march to the Fed [VIDEO]

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Minneapolis police were vigilant as Occupy MN marchers entered the Fed's private park.
As their numbers increased in the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza this afternoon, more and more chatter rose among the Occupy MN crowd about marching to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Fed was the originally planned occupation destination, but organizers worried that arrests could take place as soon as marchers started blocking traffic.

"They wanted to just do it," says April Lukes-Streich, one of Occupy MN's organizers. "We were like, 'You guys, don't.'"

Finally word came that if marchers were flanked by Minneapolis police, they could go at 2:30 p.m. The protesters held themselves back until about 2.

A hundred or so marchers made their way down the middle of Washington Avenue to the Fed, and convened briefly in the public plaza outside. They then marched down into the Fed's adjoining park, which is technically private property. Police waited at the bottom of the sloped park.

Check out the march, the park occupation and the police presence below:

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422JP
422JP

US Bank has 60,000 employees---Wells Fargo has 280,000.  The Federal Reserve has 1200 employees at the Minneapolis site.  What does Occupy Minnesota plan to do?  Cause as many of them as possible to lose their jobs? 

I've watched your livestream at the Hennepin County plaza site.  The ignorance of your participants is amazing.  At the same time that RT Rybek is trying to bring tourists into Minnesota to boost our economy we have your group, with your stinking mess at the plaza, running about at will like a pack of beasts.  

  

Alady
Alady

Also, I think Citypages should spend more time at Occupy MN and give it the coverage it deserves.

Flapjack
Flapjack

All of you 99%-ers who are crying about the wealthy and their initiative need to realize something-YOU assholes, with your handout programs and welfare crap are the reason taxes are so high for me and the rest of the employable middle class.

Get off your asses, get a fucking job, and make sensible life choices.  Unemployable?  Wht the FUCK did you think was gonna happen when who persued a major in "liberal arts"?

Swallow your pride.  We need garbage men, roofers, delivery drivers, road construction crews, etc, too.  Not every libfag gets to be a poet or a screenwriter, or a LBGT underwater basket-weaver...  Get to work.

csigirl2
csigirl2

I guess I can't argue for a more exact number, but there were DEFINITELY more than 100 people that marched to the Fed. We stretched out for about a half mile...

guest
guest

FYI, if you're in the middle class, you ARE part of the 99%

green23
green23

Flapjack is a long-time Grade-A asshole.

Months ago here, he cheered when some unknown assailant threw acid on a passing cyclist.

His reasoning: only children ride bicycles, so adults who ride them deserve whatever they get.

D.
D.

To Flapjack-

You are the 99% - you just don't know it yet.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Maybe read up on what you're criticizing instead of getting all your info from Mark Levin, as it stands you're just embarrassing yourself.

Anthonasty Ross
Anthonasty Ross

You have no clue what these demonstrations are about, do you. It's primarily the banks not being held accountable.

Care to continue your plebeian rant?

Alady
Alady

Most of us have jobs, which is why we can't be there all the time. This is a movement for all of us. It'd be best if people who hadn't even tried to come down and see for themselves stopped judging and making assumptions. You'll never know what's really going on downtown at the Government Plaza unless you let go of your fear and check it out yourself.

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