17 Arrested As Occupy Denver Protesters Clash With Law Enforcement

By: KKTV/AP
By: KKTV/AP

Two law enforcement officers are recovering Monday morning from injuries in skirmishes with protesters.

A Denver police officer and a Colorado State Patrol trooper both suffered minor injuries in a shoving match over a table used to serve food. The trooper sustained a head injury, while the officer injured his knee.

This as a number of protesters were arrested over the weekend as Denver police enforced the "no camping" rule.

Police arrested 17 protesters on Saturday when officers cleared the sidewalks of people who were camping out.

Three more protesters were arrested Sunday after the altercation with the officer and trooper.

According to the Denver Post, a Denver judge on Sunday increased the bail for the 17 people arrested Saturday. Occupy arrests previously carried a maximum bail of $500. On Sunday, they ranged from $750 to $1,000.


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