OccupyMN Can Stay on Plaza, Just Can’t Sleep By Bill Sorem | November 20, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Economy/Jobs Subscribe to Economy/Jobs Click photo to hear how Occupy MN isn't losing sleep over new county rules Click photo to hear how Occupy MN isn't losing sleep over new county rulesA solidarity rally convened on the People’s Plaza (Hennepin County Government Center) on the day the county issued new roles for the occupation. New rules prohibit sleeping. One speaker questioned how that was to be enforced. Do deputies have to tap everyone with eyes closed to see if they are sleeping? If they wake up as a result of the tap, they are no longer violating the rule. The speaker went on to say, “We can’t allow ourselves to be distracted. The one percent would like nothing more than to shift the conversation away from what we have been doing to define the problem of income inequality in this country and have us focus on the sheriff tapping people to see if you are awake or not.” Union representatives, community organizers, Women Against Military Madness all added their voices in support of the Occupy Movement. One speaker said, “They may take our toilets but they can’t take our ideas.” The OccypyMN movement began on the Plaza on Oct 7, 2011, so they are now in the second month of occupation. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.