Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt arrested after protest

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 27, 2012 - 11:23 PM

Bellecourt says he was just drinking coffee, waiting for his son.

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steavis61067Dec. 25, 12 3:19 PM

I'll let lawyers figure out if its a public area or not, but I'm confused why protesting a Canadian issue involves the IDS building. Well, if he wanted to educate people, he convinced me to research the issue.

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editor29Dec. 25, 12 3:32 PM

If Bellecourt et al have a beef with the Canadian government, maybe, just maybe, their protest efforts might have been better served in, say, Canada.

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cavellDec. 25, 12 3:49 PM

Why would anyone be out on Xmas eve getting into trouble? I was at home with family having fun.

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northatlastDec. 25, 12 4:28 PM

I served on a Hennepin County jury in a Bellecourt trial many years ago. He and his attorney were clowns then and they are clowns now. Clyde must be having a cash flow problem and needed the publicity.

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princess831Dec. 25, 12 4:31 PM

So why isn't Mr. Bellecourt protesting in Canada since it is a Canadian issue?

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probsolverDec. 25, 12 6:12 PM

He care about any causes. He's just a lonely guy who's time has past. He seeks attention and will do anything to get it. Isn't that a sign of mental illness?

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davehougDec. 25, 12 7:16 PM

Bellecourt sat down and refused to leave. When officers attempted to escort him outside, he went limp on the floor. Police called an ambulance because of his age and medical conditions = Improper Arrest???? Heckuva way to change a 'private area' into a 'public area' without going thru zoning laws. Open to the public does not mean owner has no authority. See lobby of hotel / apartment commons / stores / and basically any place with a roof.

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thunderDec. 25, 12 7:37 PM

So any privately owned building that has a public access is considered public property and when a representative of that building (security, management, etc) one can refuse. When are people going to understand that public or private property, there may be rules to follow and failure to follow such rules could lead to your removal and/or arrest.

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