Colorado State Patrol officers evict the Occupy Denver protesters in the early AM hours of 10/14/11.After putting down the camera and taking most of the month of September for vacation time travelling throughout southwestern Colorado, I've been very busy working on special projects and being a part of the Occupy Wall St. movement from here in Denver, Colorado.
Last night, I witnessed a large police action to clear the Occupy Denver camp in Lincoln Park at the foot of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver.
I arrived about 11PM the mandated curfew Gov. Hickenlooper stated would be the time for the camp to go. Tensions were high as an action by the police was expected. The crowd was peaceful. Still, something powerful was about to happen.
On my way into the park, I saw Denver Police rigging up in riot gear and other police officers setting up a processing facility on the plaza between the Denver Public Library and Denver Art Museum.
About 3:15AM , the Colorado State Patrol officers in full riot gear stormed the park. By daybreak, the camp was completely gone and 23 protesters were arrested.
Please take a look at my Flikr photostream for images from the Occupy Denver movement.