Shutdown: Camp Capitol

The most surprising aspect of Chris Lapakko’s one-man protest on the lawn of the state Capitol is that it’s a one-man protest. Lapakko, 28, of South St. Paul, works in the Department of Public Safety’s driver and vehicle services division.

Of the 22,000 state workers thrown out of work by the government shutdown, he was the only one to pitch a tent on the Capitol lawn. Judging by the video he uploaded (Warning: Some obscenities), he didn’t spend the night, but he’ll be back by day.

  • Al

    Yeah, I was kind of hoping that all of those people with State Park reservations would have showed up with tents and RVs at the Capitol for the weekend.