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ACLU sues Hennepin County over OccupyMN rules

Dozens of activists have occupied the Hennepin County Government Plaza since last month. But last week, new rules went into effect that prohibited protesters from posting signs or sleeping on country grounds.
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Dozens of activists have occupied the Hennepin County Government Plaza since last month. But last week, new rules went into effect that prohibited protesters from posting signs or sleeping on country grounds.

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