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Occupy Denver: Tent State University vet Adam Jung lashes out at John Hickenlooper

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Coverage of the Occupy Denver tent city being dismantled early this morning wasn't only seen by Denverites.

Also watching was London-based Adam Jung, a prominent figure in the protests associated with the 2008 Democratic National Convention owing to his role with Tent State University. And the images didn't make him happy.

Here's an e-mail he sent to Westword today.

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Adam Jung.
This is Adam from Tent State. I've been busy recently, helping with the initial work to pull together Occupy Wall Street, and now organizing and preparing for Occupy London in just over 24 hours.

I'm watching the live webcast by 9News of the police assault on the peaceful demonstrators at Occupy Denver right now.

After three years, it appears Mayor/Governor Hickenlooper has learned nothing about free speech and I'd like to get him a message.

"Three years after Tent State, Mr. Hickenlooper continues to maintain his disdain of any free speech that challenges the status quo.

Mr. Hickenlooper is part of the 1 percent. He, like Bloomberg, will be remembered on the wrong side of history, and I personally am ashamed of ever meeting with him."

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More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Occupy Denver: John Hickenlooper and Michael Hancock have a stinky mess on their hands."


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Tony Shawcross
Tony Shawcross

Hickenlooper is as good as this political system gets. You have to be part of the 1% to make it in this political system. To the extent the occupy movement wants to address the mainstream political process at all, the only place to start is by getting all money out of the campaign process. equal taxpayer-funded campaigns and obligatory media space devoted to each candidate with a minimum number of signatures. No more multi-million dollar ad budgets, force any media entity that uses public resources (airwaves, utility poles, etc) to provide equal coverage for candidates. That would help get a government that truly represents the 99%

Hipi
Hipi

Hickenlooper is one of the more figurehead yes men all smiles puppets that ive ever seen. for sure. 

mizike
mizike

Go back to occupying your mom's basement!

Onoss
Onoss

Who cares what Adam Jung thinks?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Hickenlooper declared at his press conference yesterday that he would bend over backwards to accommodate freedom of expression.  He said that protesters were free to be in Lincoln Park between 5am and 11pm.  The very next day, he ordered Lincoln park closed indefinitely and ringed it with riot police.  Denver, how dumb are you?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Not so -- there are some enlightened politicians who do serve the best interests of their constituents -- consider the only independent (and socialist) in the Congress, Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont.  If Hickenlooper or Hancock represent the best leadership Colorado has to offer, we should go back to being a part of Kansas.

Hipi
Hipi

I bet a lot of dudes have occupied your moms basement. 

j$
j$

Ill occupy your moms basement.

JJ
JJ

I have one, and I probably make more than you actually. In fact I was there last night and still made it into work.

JJ
JJ

He lied about that too. 5am rolls around and now the park is closed indefinately by executive order. He had no plans to let them return today and they knew it.

j$
j$

Just be there tomorrow.

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