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Occupy Wall Street protest spreads to Minneapolis

Deathandtaxesmag.com reported on Friday that there is a big difference between the Occupy movement in New York and the one in Minneapolis. In Minneapolis the mayor supports the cause.

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Protesters gather at the Hennepin County Government Plaza on Oct. 7, 2011, in Minneapolis. The demonstration is in support of the Occupy protests that began on Wall Street in New York City.

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Kathryn Fink, 24, a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, participates along with other protesters during a demonstration at Hennepin County Government Plaza, on Oct. 7, 2011, in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says in his blog that he is sympathetic with the demonstrators.

“While middle-class and working families are still struggling to recover (when they’re not still falling behind), those at the very top are concentrating their wealth in ways that are nothing short of alarming for our economy, our society and our democracy.

We aren’t going to solve all the issues of the global economy in Minneapolis, but we have to do what we can to close the gaps and level the playing field.”

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