By Alison Henderson
Hundreds are gathered for OccupyMN on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza in downtown Minneapolis to protest inequalities in the American economic sector.
The protest, part of the national "Occupy Wall Street" movement, has attracted several visitors including former Gov. Jesse Ventura, Mayor R.T. Rybak, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, according to a Star Tribune report.
Well into day two of what is said to be an indefinite protest, many have set up blankets to occupy the space overnight and into the next week. The end of the protest is undetermined; organizers expect the protest to last as long as needed.
Authorities and organizers are working together to ensure no police interference is needed, according to a KSTP report. Organizers plan to have a peaceful demonstration.