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Videos: First Nations calls FlatIron Crossing protest a flash mob, cops disagree


Here's one from September 25, 2011.

And another from December 18, 2011.

And one more from February 4, 2012.

Here's video from an Idle No More protest at the Cherry Creek mall last month, in which there were no arrests.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Marijuana: Boulder's Dandelion Dispensary reopens after bizarre bear-mace robbery"

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DenverEric
DenverEric

When I ran the Party Rock Anthem flash mob at FlatIron Crossing on December 18, 2011, we coordinated with mall management and held it where they asked us to to ensure we had a fun event with no problems.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

When Flash Mobs are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Flash Mobs.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

If they are no longer arresting people for a little bit of pot .......

Perhaps drunk, Native Americans are their next target .

Try, 'Asking a Mexican' . 

My sincerest condolences .

Bored police officers should ALL be considered armed, stupid, & dangerous !

jolynne.w
jolynne.w

The same young women that have organized the past 5 events are the same that organizing tonight. They are no affiliated with any group.

sariel13
sariel13

So why didn't the author mention that the police asked anyone with brown skin to leave the mall afterwards? Or that the people arrested didn't refuse to leave - two men were arrested in the parking lot, one woman as she was leaving, another woman when she asked why the first woman was being arrested. You can see in the videos that they're not blocking access to the stores or the stairway. They're singing and dancing - perhaps the fact that it's a Native American song bothered the mall ownership. 

Also the event tonight isn't being held by Occupy Denver - it was organized by grassroots indigenous people, who are not affiliated with any group in particular. 

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