ACLU asks Hennepin County to rescind OccupyMN restrictions

The ACLU of Minnesota sent a letter to Hennepin County commissioners after officials announced more restrictions on OccupyMN protesters downtown. The ACLU says the new restrictions "run afoul of the First Amendment."
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The ACLU of Minnesota sent a letter to Hennepin County commissioners after officials announced more restrictions on OccupyMN protesters downtown. The ACLU says the new restrictions "run afoul of the First Amendment."

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