The Occupy Wall Street movement entered its second month yesterday. Protests and marches were held across the country and in Denver. It’s one the topics that our media partners at Colorado Public Television and “Colorado Inside Out” are discussing.
Thousands of people are rallying in cities across the US to mark the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In Denver Thursday, protesters marched to city hall and along the city’s busy 16th Street Mall where there have been numerous clashes with police in recent weeks.
In downtown Denver this morning, authorities have mostly dismantled a tent city that had sprung up in Civic Center Park as part of the nationwide anti-Wall Street protests. The action followed an at times tense stand off between police and protesters that went through the early morning hours.
Outside the state capitol, the standoff between anti-Wall Street protesters and Colorado authorities has taken yet another turn. Governor John Hickenlooper said Thursday the Occupy Denver protesters cannot continue camping in the state-owned park overnight. But it’s still unclear whether authorities will start forcefully removing protesters as early as tonight.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says Wall Street protesters camped out near the state capitol cannot continue staying in the state-owned park overnight. It's the latest move in the growing standoff between protesters and authorities.