11 OccupyMN protesters arrested at U of M rally

The demonstration shut down traffic for about an hour Thursday afternoon. Minneapolis police arrested the activists for 'creating a public nuisance.' The protesters marched to the bridge to celebrate the two-month anniversary of the anti-Wall Street movement.
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The demonstration shut down traffic for about an hour Thursday afternoon. Minneapolis police arrested the activists for 'creating a public nuisance.' The protesters marched to the bridge to celebrate the two-month anniversary of the anti-Wall Street movement.

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