Occupy protesters take rally to Mpls mayor 09 Apr 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Occupy Minneapolis protesters have taken their rally over weekend arrests straight to the mayor’s office.

About 40 protesters marched Monday afternoon from Hennepin County Government Plaza about a half-block to Minneapolis City Hall, where they went inside to Mayor R.T. Rybak’s office.

An employee asked the protesters to leave, but they have refused. They say they want Rybak to schedule a public meeting on Saturday’s arrests of a dozen protesters whom police said were blocking traffic.

Earlier Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy Dolan acknowledged one of his officers may have gone too far during Saturday’s protest by knocking a television camera off the shoulder of a KSTP-TV employee.


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