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.
As the Occupy Wall Street movement head into the tenth week – KUNC commentator Pius Kamau finds parallels with much that has occurred in Africa over the last 60 years. He says the corporate greed that has impoverished Africans will likely play out in America too if nothing is done about it.
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.