OccupyMn raise tents despite ban

Minneapolis protesters set up tents outside the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday night despite a ban from city officials earlier in the week. Hennepin County does not allow tents on government center property.
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Minneapolis protesters set up tents outside the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday night despite a ban from city officials earlier in the week. Hennepin County does not allow tents on government center property.

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