Durango Police Arrest 22 After Zombie March

By: AP
By: AP

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Durango police have arrested 22 people after an unsanctioned "zombie march" downtown that drew about 1,500 people.

The march has become an annual Halloween night tradition. Police say that by 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, marchers were blocking all four lanes of traffic on part of Main Avenue.

They say officers ordered people off the street, but the crowd responded by throwing glass bottles, rocks, sticks, trash cans and other items at officers. Some vehicles, parking meters and flower planters were damaged.

Police say they used pepper spray and bean bag rounds to subdue marchers.

The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/szLnav ) most of the arrests were for misdemeanors of failing to disperse, obstructing a roadway, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer, but one man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault on an officer.

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  • by Cop on Nov 2, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    I have met 1000's of Joes too and they are all dishonest! How's that sound Joe? Stupid huh? There are good officers out there too! Just like there are good Joe's. If you had met that many officers you certainly had seen a majority of good ones. Don't embellish. It's a few of our youth that cause problems in our society and they need to knock it off.
  • by Duh on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:41 AM
    Bean bag bullets and pepper spray wont hurt zombies dur!
  • by joe Location: pueblo west on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    Sounds like all was ok until the "zombies" stated blocking traffic. As far as why people are so disrespectful to cops all across this nation it is simply because cops in general have lost so much respect. They have seriously gone out of their way to earn it too. With my business I have dealt with literally 1000's of officers from 3 different states and state and federal officers are a whole different class from county and city. In 9 years of my business and 1000's of officers, I have never met and interacted with a city or county cop that was not dishonest or thief or both. I'm there are some good ones, but the sad part is that they are so rare I have never come across one that worked for a city or county.
  • by Zoul on Nov 1, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    Just close the street, is it that hard?
  • by K on Nov 1, 2011 at 09:14 PM
    We yeah, they kind of do have to say "zombie march". People complain that there "isn't enough detail" all the time. I for one would have wondered what was going on that 22 people could have been arrested. Dumb zombies.
  • by Jenn Location: C/S on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    Given the details, the "zombie march" part of this hardly needs any mention - People were blocking the street, police asked them to get out of the street, people turned into a destructive and combative rioting mob... Guess they weren't the slow arms-straight-out, lurching shuffle kind of zombies I'm familiar with
  • by JB Location: C/s on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Occupy Durango!
  • by k Location: monument on Nov 1, 2011 at 06:55 PM
    I am not even that old (40) but I have to say "what is wrong with youth and people in general today being so disrespectful to police and law enforcement!" I would never throw things at authority figures, morals for the most part have vanished. What idiots! And all for a zombie march? Ridiculous. Would hate to see what would happen at a Twilight/vampire gathering!
  • by Mike on Nov 1, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    The masses are getting restless. This wouldn't have happened 5 years ago. The bounds are being tested all over the country regardless of the cause.
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