Police arrest about 15 Occupy protesters in downtown Minneapolis

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The Star Tribune reports Minneapolis police ordered Occupy movement activists to take down their tents at a downtown plaza on Saturday night, causing protesters to march through busy streets and block traffic. Later, police arrested about 15 people for public nuisance and impeding traffic.

Activists left the Peavey Plaza near Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, carrying tents and stopping cars from moving across the intersection of 10th Street and Nicollet Mall, according to the Star Tribune.

Police had asked the activists to dismantle their tents at Peavey Plaza because it violated a city public nuisance ordinance.

The group of roughly 60 people eventually reassembled at Loring Park, where they had also set up a gathering spot, the Star Tribune reports.

Saturday marked the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Minneapolis movement, and organizers plan to occupy both locations Minneapolis throughout the spring and summer, WCCO News reports.

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