ALCU-MN asks Hennepin Co. to rescind Occupy rules

5:31 PM, Nov 3, 2011   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions on OccupyMN protesters.

The ACLU-MN says it believes the restrictions violate the protesters' First Amendment rights.

Under the new restrictions, protesters at the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza will have to consolidate their possessions and can't leave them unattended or they'll be taken.

Signs will not be allowed to be taped to plaza property. And for the first time, overnight sleeping won't be allowed once significant snow falls or the temperature falls below 25 degrees.

A county spokeswoman says Hennepin County officials have received the ACLU letter and are reviewing it.

Friday marks one month since protesters occupied the downtown Minneapolis plaza in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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