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Occupy Denver: Meet the wearable protest tent, the latest fashion statement in occupation gear

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Image courtesy of Not My Tribe
There are many faces to Occupy Denver's protests, and some of them are legitimately funny. As further proof that not all civil disobedience is illegal or even ultimately that serious, last night the occupation debuted the protest tent. It is exactly what it sounds like, if it sounds to you like a full-grown adult walking Broadway wearing a small tent covered in signs.

The photos above come to you from the website Not My Tribe, and they show the protest tent's first steps yesterday. As long as the tent stays hitched to a human and above ground, police are allowing it, providing that the bold fashion statement also not be accompanied by jaywalking.

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Photo courtesy of Not My Tribe
"We've been so upset that we still aren't allowed to use tents that we thought we'd have a little fun with it," protester Chris Bidwell says. "Yesterday, the guys from the Thunderdome got together, came up with this idea of attaching straps to the inside of a tent, and covered it with signs for the protest. So far, we haven't had any trouble because of it."

Now that sounds like an idea with legs.

More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Occupy Denver: City Council's Susan Shepherd calls protests most important thing in country."


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Gbtrancer1
Gbtrancer1

I love it perhaps this is a solution to the homelessness of occupiers per hickenloopers pension to ignore and remove people and not allow even a modicum of decent protection to those exercising their first amendment rights

William Breathes
William Breathes

That's picture belongs in a frame, Robert.  Lookin' good!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

I wish I could claim credit for the idea, but I love the tent (a sign of things to come)!  I displayed the sign-tent on the corner of Broadway and Colfax for a while, then ran around the flagpole in Lincoln Park three times and sat down where Corey pitched the first tent (briefly) -- the next guy to wear it also set it down in the park, but was threatened with arrest by one of the several CSP officers detailed to hang out there.  My little skit seemed to provoke general amusement, and I enjoyed it tremendously.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Thanks.

Kelsey, police are not allowing it; the First Amendment to the Constitution is, and if they arrest someone who sits down in it, things are going to get interesting.

job
job

Robert I love your house. Now start paying taxes and contribute to society like the top1% does. In life there 2 kinds of people winners and losers. Where do you fall I wonder? Lets ask Colorado tax payers what category you fall into. Hmmmm sad but true.

Malcontent2
Malcontent2

An annoying insect as opposed to a grown man running around the streets of Denver wearing a graffiti covered tent.  "Hmmmm sad but true" -- sheesh! “ 

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Go away, you annoying insect!  "Hmmmm sad but true" -- sheesh!

Mila Jacob Stetser
Mila Jacob Stetser

So beautifully stated. You totally made that guy look like a fool. I can't imagine the sort of wit and intelligence you must possess to so concisely dress someone down. I mean - 'you love his house'! Hahah! Wonderful! The tent = his house! Wow! Such skill. 

And then, then you tell him to pay taxes and contribute like the 1%! Whoa. You so told him. It's not like the 1% routinely use tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes whatsoever. No, they're all amazing people who have our best interests in mind!

And oh - only TWO kinds of people, winners and losers. Damn, I wish I'd thought of that. Seriously. All us Colorado taxpayers totally see him as a no-good loser. Thanks for asking. 

I wish I was as brilliant as you are. Now how about... 

...taking a few moments to fill that BRILLIANT mind of yours with some actual facts by looking at what's going on, reading about the issues and the people involved and maybe talking to a few people out in the real world instead of spouting off ignorant prejudicial remarks with little basis in reality?

Sad but true.

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