Skip to comments.7 arrested at OccupyMN tent protest [tents set up in middle of intersection]
Posted on 10/20/2011 3:50:44 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Seven OccupyMN demonstrators have been arrested for blocking traffic today after refusing to leave tents set up in the middle of the intersection of 6th Street S. and 3rd Av. S.
They are the first multiple arrests during the two-week anti-Wall Street demonstration.
The protest, which focused on the large number of foreclosures, began around noon when about 100 protesters set up four small tents on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Bank building at 5th St. and 3rd. Ave. S.
The police watched but took no action, so the group then marched to the intersection on the other side of the building and set up the tents in the middle of the street. Railing against banks' foreclosing on homeowners, they chanted as police detoured traffic.
Police moved in and dismantled three of the tents, which were little more than boards and transparent plastic. The protesters enircled the one remaining tent and then pitched a second small camping tent.
The protesters eventually moved out of the street, save for seven who wouldn't leave the tents and assumed they would be arrested. They got their wish.
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Occupy[a tiny little chunk of]MN ping!
They’re lucky I don’t live in Minnesota, I might have driven over them. “The light was green!”
Cold weather not that far off.
Baraq needs to get the FEMA trailers in there fast.
Second MN ping attempt (because pinging myself doesn’t work).
“look. A Fleabagger in the middle of the road. *fadump > reverse > fadump > forward > fadump”
Well, that's no biggie for I bet nobody else who has pitched tent in the middle of a busy metropolitan intersection has been arrested for doing it.
Where’s a fast-moving semi truck when you need it?
When encountering speed bumps, I find that avoiding deceleration helps reduce the bouncing, as does extra weight over the rear axle.
In Panama they call those speed bumps “policias muertos” (dead policemen).
I live in Minnesota. In about 1982 or 83, Reagan came to a fund-raiser at the old Leamington Hotel. About a hundred demonstrators were there, and a handful laid down in the street in a protest. This would have been on 5th Ave South or Portland Avenue. I calmly walked through the crowd, stepping on a couple of demonstrators’ shins. You should have heard them howl, not in pain but in exaggerated indignation. It was fun.
I’m surprised that Minnecraponus Police made any arrests at all. This is Minnecraponus, where keying cars and breaking windows is considered political free speech. Some on the City Council still cheering for the “RNC Eight”.
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