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OccupyMN Gains Energy; Adds New People      by Bill Sorem   October 7, 2011

The first day of a rally at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis ended with bursts of energy and closed with with Minnesota’s first General Assembly of the Occupy movement. People wandered in and out all day.

The crowd at 5:00 PM welcoming rally was 750 plus. Minneapolis Mayor R T Rybak and 5th CD Congressman Keith Ellison were seen during the day. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek showed up about 6:00 PM inspecting his deputies who joined with Minneapolis Police to serve as an extensive but passive ring around the rally.

Former US Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and a number of state legislators visited the rally. No political figures were invited to speak. This day marked a vary different rally than had been seen in Minnesota.

It was modeled on the New York Occupy Wall Street, in fact some visitors from NY were on the scene. Many rally promoters were present: Anarchists, Socialists, 911 Truth, FBI Witch Hunt, Women Against Military Madness . . . and just plain citizens of all stripes!

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By Published On: October 9th, 20111 Comment

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  1. Polly Kellogg October 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    The camp is wonderful. WAMM Billionaires romped around today. Mrs. Hoover Pride was interviewed. It needs more folks to bring their energy for the long haul. I hope the anti-war march Sat. will come back to the camp with the campers who come down to the march. It’s door to door light rail and only 75 cents roundtrip for seniors and youth.

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