Occupy Movement Reinvigorated in Minneapolis

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On Saturday, April 7, protesters of the Occupy movement set up tents at Peavey Plaza and Loring Park in an attempt to pick up where the movement left off last fall, according to the Star Tribune.

The protests began as anti-Wall Street demonstrations. People were stationed near Orchestra Hall, holding signs and sitting in tents. One protester described the event's importance as ensuring that the protest "remain in the public eye."

Police said that protesters would not be allowed to keep tents pitched overnight at Loring Park, as it is against public park policy; however, protesters responded that the movement would be held "indefinitely." Police removal of tents this past December was a big factor in the end of the protests.

According to the Star Tribune, a national Occupy protest is scheduled May 1. The Minneapolis group said it plans to take part.

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