Minneapolis settles a lawsuit for arresting zombies

The city of Minneapolis has settled a lawsuit with a group of zombies, who were arrested in 2006 for carrying simulated “weapons of mass destruction”. They will pay the zombies $165,000 after jailing them for two days without charges.

The four men and three women, all of whom lived in the Twin Cities at the time, were playing the role of zombies to illustrate their belief that people buy and rely on new products “as a replacement for real interaction,” said Rechitsky.

They were making their zombielike way along Nicollet Mall around 7 p.m. when police told them to turn down their music and keep a distance from bystanders. Later, on Hennepin Avenue, a young girl with her father became frightened by the lurching zombies, according to court records.

Police asked for the zombies’ identification, and when most said they had none on them, they were told they would be detained.

Via Obscure Store.

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