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Ellison voices his support for Wall Street protesters

In a statement, Ellison said he’s been inspired by the growing movement. A Minnesota branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement plans to occupy Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.
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In a statement, Ellison said he’s been inspired by the growing movement. A Minnesota branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement plans to occupy Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.

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