Posted at 6:59 PM on August 24, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Several protesters shut down the LRT and bus lines in downtown Denver for about thirty minutes this afternoon. How do I know? Well, I was waiting to get on the LRT and saw several dozen cops marching up the road. So I followed them and found out why my wait at the transit stop was so long. This was the first kerfuffle (skirmish would be too harsh a word) between Denver's finest and the protesters.
The cops asked the protesters to move. They didn't and then they did. Dozens of police in full riot gear were ready to roll when the incident started. The police eventually got the protesters, the onlookers and the media to stay on the sidewalks. The only disruption came from this one protester who rode her bike around the police barricades.
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