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ALCU-MN asks Hennepin Co. to rescind Occupy rules [UPDATED]

Published 9:50am Friday, November 4, 2011 Updated 11:51am Friday, November 4, 2011

 

MINNEAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions on OccupyMN protesters.

The ACLU-MN contends the restrictions violate the protesters’ First Amendment rights.

But a county spokeswoman says Hennepin County is rejecting the request. Carolyn Marinan says the government plaza occupied by protesters needs to be winterized, and she cites health and safety concerns.

 

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