Pantages Chases Protestors Away from Theater During Debate

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Pantages Theater, Minneapolis, site of a governor’s candidate debate on September 15, 2010, was also the site of protesters representing Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Welfare Rights Committee. It was a peaceful, albeit noisy group asking for specific questions to be asked of the candidates.

Independence Party candidate Tom Horner entered through the protesting crowd and engaged a few in conversation. After the rain started in earnest, Pantages management decided to claim property rights from 7th St. almost to 8th St. and asked the police to remove the protesters. Grumbling, threats but no arrests.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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