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Minnesota woman to serve turkey to Occupy protesters

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Nov 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A retired Plymouth woman says she's planning to surprise anti-Wall Street protesters with a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

Seventy-year-old Linda Thomson says she had no Thanksgiving plans and was thinking of a way to make the holiday meaningful. She says she and several church friends decided to cook a meal for any protesters who are at the downtown Minneapolis plaza where demonstrations have been ongoing since Oct. 7.

She told The Associated Press by telephone Thursday she's not sure how many people will out there. But she'll have enough turkey and fixings to serve 20 to 25 people.

Thomson says she wants to honor the young people who have braved cold Minnesota weather for an important principle. She says she shares their strong opposition to corporate greed.

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