Minnesotans head to Washington D.C. to protest economic inequality

The group, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, says they hope to build on the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement and convince Congress to pass a jobs bill.
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The group, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, says they hope to build on the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement and convince Congress to pass a jobs bill.

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