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OccupyMN to appeal for tents today

Posted at 7:51 AM on October 17, 2011 by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Economy, Politics

Occupy Minnesota demonstrators say they'll appeal to Hennepin County commissioners today for permission to construct temporary shelters on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza in downtown Minneapolis.

"The weather is changing and we have an inalienable right to have safety and shelter from the extremities," OccupyMN participant Jane Burns Leverenz, 59, of Pine City, told MPR News.

Hennepin County commissioners have invited demonstrators to a 1:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday to discuss the protest.


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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.