Protest modeled after Wall Street demonstrations planned for Twin Cities

KSTP-TV reports a group of protesters calling themselves OccupyMN is planning to draw hundreds of people to Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.
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KSTP-TV reports a group of protesters calling themselves OccupyMN is planning to draw hundreds of people to Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.

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