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OccupyMN protesters' tents confiscated by police

Authorities confiscated more than two dozen tents that were set up outside the Hennepin County Government Center plaza early Sunday. Demonstrators plan to erect more tents across the street from Government Plaza in U.S. Bank Plaza.
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Police are cracking down on OccuyMN protesters in Minneapolis. WCCO reports police confiscated more than two dozen tents that were set up outside the Hennepin County Government Center plaza early Sunday. Police gave the activists the green light to protest two weeks ago, but denied an order allowing them to pitch tents on county grounds.

The Star Tribune reports demonstrators plan to erect more tents across the street from Government Plaza in U.S. Bank Plaza, which is on city property.

Since OccupyMN first set up camp in downtown Minneapolis 10 days ago, similar rallies have spread across the state. All of the demonstrations mirrors others around the nation that call for the end of economic inequality in America.

In northern Minnesota, WDIO reports dozens of activists showed up at the Minnesota Power Plaza in downtown Duluth.

The Rochester Post Bulletin reports more than 40 people came out to protest in Rochester.

A smaller demonstration was held in Mankato. The Mankato Free Press reports about 14 demonstrators gathered in Jackson Park. People came and went throughout the day, maybe 50 or more in total.

To our west -- hundreds took to the U.S Bank plaza in downtown Fargo, ND over the weekend. But WDAY reports they weren't the only protestors trying to get their message across. Another group called for those protesters to 'occupy a job.' The pro-capitalism group says North Dakota has 18,000 available jobs and a low tax burden.

And in Grand Forks, ND, WDAY reports a group of about 100 people gathered at Pillsbury Park.

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