Occupy Denver Under Attack: Occupiers Take Streets Facing Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–November 12, 2011.  Reports by Occupy Wall Street indicated that Occupy Denver is udner attack by the police. 

UPDATE 8:44pm 16 arrests confirmed. The march is headed to the courthouse by Civic Center Park.**

UPDATE 8:29pm The march is heading to the “Justice” center at 1331 Cherokee st.

UPDATE 8:20pm Live feeds lost after entering a parking garage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Last words were that riot cops have surrounded them on all sides.

UPDATE 8:15pm Mayor Hancock has been found at Starz Film Festival. Occupiers are chanting and letting him hear it, since he’s tried to shut Occupy Denver off.

UPDATE 8:01pm Protesters are now moving down the street, not to Skyline Park, on a “confirmed” report that the Mayor Michael Hancock is down the street at 15th and Larimer.

UPDATE 7:55pm Protesters need water and supplies. Please help with what you can. I imagine there are medics on the scene and need medic supplies. There was also an announcement to give to the DABC for the bail fund. The police continue to pursue the protesters.

UPDATE 7:32pm Police are surrounding a group of protesters on the block of 16th and Champa. They are trying to head to 15th and Arapahoe. If you have contact with people down there, please tell them to stay together and stay out of the alleys.

UPDATE 7:17pm Protesters on the move up the 16th Street Mall, currently at Arapahoe and 16th. I can’t confirm, but I believe they are attempting to move camp to Skyline Park. There is a police presence following them and “boxing” them in. If you have Occupations materials from the Civic Center Park, please stay tuned for further updates on where to take those materials.

UPDATE 6:45pm Pepper bullets and tear gas launched into crowd.

UPDATE 6:27pm Police a chanting “MOOVE BACK” while the protesters rebut with “PEACEFUL! PEACEFUL! PEACEFUL!”

UPDATE 5:44 p.m. Protesters are chanting at police. Police continue to move. Unsure if chemical weapons have been used yet.

UPDATE 5:11 p.m. Police tape is up around the perimeter.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m. It looks like this raid is imminent. This is the “largest police presence ever” for one of the smallest gathering of protesters. It seems at minute they are going to bust in and take everything out.

Now on the Livestream you can see the police moving in to enforce an eviction notice that was served to Occupy Denverearly Friday morning. 

The Denver PD eviction statement:

It is illegal to place any encumbrance on the public right of way. An encumbrance is defined as “any article, vehical or thing whatsoever” which is on “any street, alley, sidewalk, parkway or other public way or place.” D.R.M.C. 49-246 et. seq. The manager of Public works may order all encumbrances in the public right-of-way to be removed. The failure to remove items so ordered is a criminal offense; the maximum possible penalty for which is up to one year in the county jail and/or up to $999 fine.


If personal items are not removed immediately, you may be subject to an order of removal at which time all items will be subject to removal by the Denver Police Department.

Agency- Denver Police Department

If you can make it down there to help move stuff, you should.

Watch the #OccupyDenverhastag on twitter. Switch the setting to “all” from “top” tweets to see it live.