OccupyMN

Fox9: Sexual assault reported at OccupyMN camp

A woman participating in the OccupyMN movement said she was sexually assaulted early Friday morning at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The woman told Minneapolis police she thought the man who assaulted her was also part of the movement.

KSTP wants answers after cameraman's encounter with police

Police were arresting OccupyMN protesters when an officer shoved a KSTP news cameraman, knocking the camera off his shoulder. A bystander captured the incident on video. The station's management team wants to know why a member of the press was prevented from doing his job, and the news director has requested a meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan.

About a dozen OccupyMN demonstrators arrested in Minneapolis

The Star Tribune reports the occupiers were taken into custody for violating a public nuisance ordinance. Occupy movement activists started marching through busy streets and blocking traffic after police ordered them to take down their tents in a downtown plaza Saturday evening.

OccupyMN gear up for new round of protests

After a winter hiatus, organizers of the local Occupy movement are preparing to start up again in downtown Minneapolis. The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reports officials are gearing up for a rally and march on Saturday. There are hints of more events on April 7.

OccupyMN lawsuit dismissed

A U.S. District Court mediated a settlement between Occupy Minneapolis protesters and Hennepin County officials regarding a suit that challenged county rules governing protesters in public places. As part of the settlement, items confiscated by police and stored by the county will be returned to protesters.

Authorities enforce no camping rule at government center

Hennepin County authorities moved in on a group of OccupyMN protesters early Thursday morning at the Hennepin County Government Center, MPR reported. Protesters had set up tents in the southwest corner of the plaza in defiance of a county rule against structures on the property.

Two arrested in Minneapolis at OccupyMN

Michael Anthony Bounds and Devin Lee Wynn-Shemanek, both 19, were arrested Saturday evening during an OccupyMN protest in a foreclosed home in south Minneapolis. Authorities have not revealed why the two were taken into custody.