Economic protest in its third day

  • Updated: October 10, 2011 - 6:03 AM

A group of demonstrators left the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza at 3pm to walk around the Metrodome Sunday to inform the Vikings fans about their cause just as the game ended.

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A loose-knit group of demonstrators continued a self-described occupation of the Hennepin County Government Center plaza on Sunday in Minneapolis, and they took their message on the road during a couple of impromptu marches.

About 350 people came out for the third day of OccupyMN, an event mirroring others around the country that supporters say are intended to decry economic inequality.

About 3 p.m., about 250 participants walked a few blocks to the Metrodome and back as fans were leaving the Vikings game. A couple of hours later, a smaller group marched along Nicollet Mall in honor of Troy Davis, a Georgia man executed last month for killing a police officer.

According to organizer Osha Karow, about 1,000 people participated on Friday, many of them coming and going. On Saturday, the number dropped to 600, he said.

No one has been arrested.


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