Minneapolis mayor’s office occupied, response to police violence against Occupy Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN – About 100 rallied in front of City Hall here, April 9, and then occupied the office of Mayor R.T. Rybak, demanding a public meeting with the mayor in response to the April 7 police attack on occupiers. Initially, representatives of the mayor’s office threatened arrests. After about an hour of chanting and mic checks in the office reception area, Mayor Rybak agreed to an April 10 meeting.
On April 7, Occupy Minneapolis attempted to reoccupy downtown’s Peavey Plaza. The Minneapolis Police Department attacked protesters, arresting 12. Some participants were injured, including a reporter from a local TV station, whose camera was smashed.