7 booked in OccupyMN protest

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 20, 2011 - 8:36 PM

About 100 people aligned with OccupyMN gathered outside U.S. Bank in downtown Minneapolis to oppose foreclosures.

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xenonimusOct. 20, 11 8:56 PM

What gives Strib? There were neraly 90 comments on this story, running 10 to 1 against the occupiers I might add.

SupervonOct. 20, 11 9:17 PM

It must be hard for them to understand the law. Of course, if they are the injured the party they suddenly remember that the law can be on their side.

BrewmanOct. 20, 11 9:18 PM

Sorry, but if you don't make your house payments, per the mortgage YOU signed up for, the bank can take the house. But wait, a bunch of idiots sitting in a clear plastic tent are saying to not do that, so maybe we need to rethink this.

gullableOct. 20, 11 9:24 PM

I appreciate this opportunity to remark. Forgiveness won't come unless restitution is initiated by the very sources which caused a very unsettling life for most of us today. First on this list is the government. If you leave the store unattended, you invite the criminal in. Those who were involved in the dismantling of our safety net are the most responsible. That doesn't excuse the crook who walked through the door and took the goods. To clarify this in a few words... government leaders brought down our economy. They held the key. Anger is a natural response to being attacked. Restitution will only come when the damage created is rectified. Money alone won't do it. Trust and confidence were violated. Precious time and opportunity was denied so many who suffered directly. A protest alone won't resolve these issues. Taking back what belongs to the people will.

speedbump25Oct. 20, 11 9:52 PM

If you want your houses back, then you need to pay for them. What these people fail to realize is that nothing is free. Once you graduate college there is a next step called the real world. Its cold and cruel but you are going to have to deal with it sooner then later. Grow up because you will look at this five years from now and be embarrassed.

gullableOct. 20, 11 9:54 PM

I did send a comment that spoke the truth as I do see it, and I did this using a very straightforward and civil manner. There was no offensive language used or vulgarity of any sort. Also, I stayed on topic as it related to the comments made about the bank representative. I read your rules and followed them. If people can't speak their mind on this comment section, then it serves no utility and represents a false impression more publicly.

scubadudeOct. 20, 1110:14 PM

Not sure here...understand the frustration. But I wonder if the time would be better spent looking for work. And if you have work, helping the down trodden with volunteer work. At least by helping the less fortunate your doing something tactile/real. Sitting in a tent or jail cell doesn't seem to me the help anything.

leftyredOct. 20, 1111:47 PM

Islamic country- Protesting against corruption good. The government needs to step down. Christian country- Protesting against corruption bad. Protestors need to 'grow up' and accept it.

freedom001Oct. 21, 11 1:23 AM

This group? What are they protesting against? Do they even know? It seem that they are protesting simply to protest against anything that comes along. What is their point? What is their cause? Do they know?

cowtipperOct. 21, 11 1:34 AM

I think my problem with all of this is the fact that the government approved billions of dollars to help people re-finance their homes, and mere penny's on the dollar have been used. Another problem I have is the fact that these large banks took bailout money and then refused to give out loans. That is what the bailout money and the stimulus packages were all about, getting the banks the money to borrow to people so that people could re-finance their homes and get away from all the BS ARM loans...


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