Occupy protesters gain meeting with Rybak

Occupy Minnesota protesters will meet with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Tuesday to discuss the weekend arrests of a dozen demonstrators. The Occupy movement alleges police brutality. Forty members marched to Rybak's office to demand the meeting. Police Chief Tim Dolan has acknowledged cops may have gone too far in knocking a camera off the shoulder of a news photographer.
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Occupy Minnesota protesters will meet with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Tuesday to discuss the weekend arrests of a dozen demonstrators. The Occupy movement alleges police brutality. Forty members marched to Rybak's office to demand the meeting. Police Chief Tim Dolan has acknowledged cops may have gone too far in knocking a camera off the shoulder of a news photographer.

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