17 Arrested As Occupy Denver Protesters Clash With Law Enforcement


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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  • by 1984 on Nov 15, 2011 at 09:15 AM
    When the military searches you at the football game don't you think that something bad is about to happen?
  • by Concerned on Nov 14, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    Another example of the militarization of our police forces. Have you noticed how many times SWAT has been rolled out lately? Even to serve a warrant in the Springs a few days ago. Protect and serve is no more.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 09:17 AM in reply to Concerned
      Not sure about this: Does the gold border on a US flag mean "federal?" If local police depts wear this on their unforms does that mean that they have been federalized, or at least officially federalized?
  • by jedi on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    I have been out spoken about csp and paid with my career. John you sir have no clue. They were ordered to leave a public park. They violated the law. The law is for everyone. This includes the trash who spit,throw urine, and other nasty stuff at cops. I know this for fact sir and you saying these poor people were beaten. Ha. I bet you say nothing about tsa feeling small children up. Or our freedoms, are being taken left and right. Sorry when dirt balls act like trash sorry they deserve it. Or you like rape,drugs,stabbings,murders,disease. They violated the law which is basic not an over reach of power so go live in russia,or eygpt if you think this was bad. It will get worse here because of ignorance like yours.. Good job on this one cops.
  • by Brandt Location: Clarksville on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    As Americans, we are being subjected to a police state where dissidence is not being tolerated. These evictions exemplify the suppression of our civil liberties including the right to organize, one of the basis rights set forth by our founding fathers. Police brutality is running rampant under orders from Governors who have their pockets lined with Wall Street and Special Interest monies. Stand up and lend your voice to the global protest with the information sources and art listed on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/occupywallstreet.html
  • by Occupy This Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    If a few people in the Tea Party can get the entire national Tea Party labeled as Racist. How many Rapes, Assaults, Murders, Robberies, Overdoses, Drug dealing, Riots does it take to label these people as low life criminals?
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      by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM in reply to Occupy This
      You mean the police?
  • by John Location: Falcon on Nov 14, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    What I saw on the 9news page didn't resemble any skirmish (I served BTW). What I saw were civilians being pounded senseless by cops in a frenzy. FYI I'm not a part of Tea Party or Occupy or any protest group - but when civilians assembling in public are beaten silly by the very police who have sworn to protect them, then none of us are safe!
  • by wikipedia anyone? on Nov 14, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Skirmishes means battles....really? A battle? So weapons were used by both sides and it was a fiscious fight between the two for a long period of time? Don't use that term skirmishes so lightly just to make your story seem more dramatic.
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