Occupy Denver update
We have only one person still being held captive at the Van Cise- Simonet Detention Center at this moment. We are in need of another $650 to bond him out. We really need donations at this moment! Please contact us at email@example.com if you can help! Donations can be sent to a sympathetic paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us get our last prisoner home to his friends and family!
A brief breakdown on what’s been happening: There have been 50 arrests during Occupy Denver. 46 individuals have been arrested (4 were repeat arrestees who were arrested on both Friday morning and Saturday night). 24 folks were arrested on Friday during the mass eviction of Occupy Denver, and 26 were arrested during the street occupation of Broadway that escalated into a confrontational street demonstration on Saturday evening and night.
All those arrested were charged with misdemeanor offenses. No one has been charged with felonies or any serious or violent offenses.
One person was confirmed hospitalized after the police attacked the crowd on Saturday. Many, many others reported injuries, mainly from pepper spray, pepper balls, and batons/blunt trauma. Street medics treated many people for a variety of injuries inflicted by Denver Police.
A video produced by West Denver Copwatch on police actions during the Saturday night demonstrations can be found here:
Solidarity in the class struggle! Denver ABC