The police moves in on Occupy Denver's largest gathering yet -- with pepper spray (PHOTOS)
Their arraignment is scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. In the meantime, police are present at Civic Center Park with the intention to close it down at 11 p.m.
Update: 7:42 p.m. Saturday:
After being pepper-sprayed and pushed back almost to the middle of Civic Center Park, Occupy Denver protesters have organized a sudden march downtown, while around forty protesters remain in the park, now on the sidewalk. It is unclear how many arrests were made and how many people might have been instead detained, but Mayor Hancock's office has confirmed multiple arrests, and the Denver Anarchist Black Cross estimates at least ten.
The interaction between protesters and cops became confrontational as people were forcibly removed from the area, occasionally with the use of batons.
The kitchen tent is no longer standing, nor are any other structures. The food from the kitchen, saved from the previous protest on Friday but left on the ground when police removed the tent, has been thrown away. Cops have closed off blocks of downtown all the way down to around 17th due to the Occupy Denver march on the 16th Street Mall.
Britt Chester The police close in on the occupation. Britt Chester Protester Corey Donahue meets the cops. Britt Chester Donahue reacts to the police's use of pepper spray. Britt Chester Donahue washes the pepper spray out of his eyes as police encroach upon the camp.
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