Activists Complete One-Month Occupation

September 21, 1998

Today marks the sixth week of a non-violent occupation of one city block in Minneapolis by Earth First! and many other activists, including the Mendota, Mdewankanton Dakota community. The occupation, which began August 10, is trying to stop the destruction of homes, parkland and sacred sites for a proposed highway project, which would run from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of the Americas, the largest mall in the United States.


  • David Miller, from Earth First!–who is in one of the occupied houses in Minneapolis.
  • Linda Brown, from the Mendota, Mdewankanton Dakota community.