Brother Ali arrested in home foreclosure protest

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali was among 13 protesters arrested in South Minneapolis Thursday night. Ali's act of civil disobedience was part of an ongoing occupation of a foreclosed home in South Minneapolis. More than 100 people rallied in support of a family fighting a bank to keep their home.
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Brother Ali has been a longtime supporter of the protest designed to draw attention to home foreclosures, The Current reports in this blog post. The Current has video of the arrest.

Brother Ali was one of 13 arrested as part of the Occupy Homes MN protest, WCCO reports. WCCO has more about the protest and says Ali tweeted when he was released: "The struggle continues."

The Star Tribune has a comment from Brother Ali from Friday morning.

Here's more about the movement.

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