Occupy protesters rally at University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters connected with the Occupy Wall Street movement have rallied at the University of Minnesota against what they call corporate greed.

About 40 demonstrators gathered on the plaza outside Northrop Auditorium in solidarity with other Occupy protests nationwide Thursday on the two-month anniversary of the movement’s birth in New York.

They chanted slogans like “Up with people” and “Down with greed” before marching off toward downtown Minneapolis, where protesters have been occupying the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center since Oct. 7.

The protest was peaceful, and University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness says there was no trouble.