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Judge allows ‘Occupy’ protesters’ lawsuit that says police offered pot

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Cops who asked “Occupy” protesters to smoke pot so police could see how they behaved should have known that what they were doing was unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge John Tunheim said a lawsuit b…continue reading on

World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest in Des Moines

October 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The group opposes what it sees as a focus on corporate agriculture motivated more by profit than food safety or protection of natural resources.
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OUR VIEW: Occupy protests growing tiresome

February 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A Mitchell resident last month visited Washington, D.C. Along with various trips to monuments and other typical sites, his agenda included a side trip to see the Occupy Wall Street protest that has been ongoing in that city, north of the White House. Continue Reading

Occupy Rapid City to protest at fed courthouse

January 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Occupy Rapid City says it will stage a protest at the federal courthouse on Friday afternoon marking the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Continue Reading

Winter doesn’t deter Occupy protesters in Winnipeg

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While Occupy camps in other Canadian cities have been dismantled, evicted or simply withered away, the tiny encampment in Winnipeg still stands despite blowing snow and subzero temperatures that will only dip lower in the coming weeks. Continue Reading

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VIDEOS: Protesters Cause Halt in Operations at Some Western Ports

December 12, 2011 in WDAZ

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations.
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Occupy protesters block some gates at western US ports

December 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Hundreds of Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports on Monday, delaying truck traffic in a day of demonstrations that organizers hope will cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks. Continue Reading

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LA protesters defy eviction efforts, go to court

November 29, 2011 in WDAY

LOS ANGELES (AP) Occupy Wall Street protesters who defied a deadline to remove their weeks-old encampment on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn stood their ground Tuesday. Continue Reading

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Campus Police Chief on Leave After Peaceful Occupy Protesters Pepper Sprayed

November 21, 2011 in WDAZ

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The University of California, Davis said Monday that it has placed its police chief on administrative leave amid outrage over widely circulated videos of officers dousing pepper spray on student Occupy protesters. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: University Launches Probe After Officer Pepper Sprays Sitting Protesters

November 19, 2011 in WDAZ

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Video surfaced online Saturday showing an officer at a California university calmly pepper-spraying a line of several sitting protesters, who flinch and cover their faces but remain passive with their arms interlocked as onlookers shriek and scream out for the officer to stop.
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