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Occupy Minn. protester treated for hypothermia

Posted: November 22, 2011 - 9:26pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man taking part in the Occupy Minnesota protest in downtown Minneapolis was taken to a hospital after showing signs of hypothermia.

The Hennepin County sheriff's office says a protester told county security on Tuesday that another demonstrator on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza appeared to need medical attention.

The officer found protesters trying to wrap blankets around a 24-year-old Minneapolis man. The officer says the man was shivering and hard to understand.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/w4ryRt) reports the man refused at first to go to the hospital, but paramedics were called and took him to Hennepin County Medical Center. The sheriff's office says the man was later released.

The temperature in downtown Minneapolis early Tuesday was 36 degrees.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.