Occupy Denver Protesters – 10-30-2011

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In Civic Center Park this morning in Denver was the Occupy Denver group, the local contingent of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In between taking photographs, I heard a guy complaining that the police confiscated his $800 tripod and a lady answering her smart phone and when she hung up, she said “oops, I have to get ready for work!” her subsequent laughter indicated she was aware of her sense of irony.

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10-13-2011 Occupy Wall Street solidarity protest in Denver

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Out of curiosity, I went to Civic Center Park in Denver to check up on the progression of the Occupy Denver movement, which is a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Along with the protesters and their signs, there is a tent city that is expanding as the days progress. Here are some photographs that illustrate what I mean

10-2-2011 Occupy Wall Street solidarity protest in Denver

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In his concurrence in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission  litigation, Justice Scalia basically wondered if corporations were so despised by the end of the 18th century, “how came there to be so many of them?”  In contemporary culture, the same question can be asked as well.

In the local rendition of the Occupy Wall Street protests, while the congregants had the same sentiments as the protesters in NY and other places, there were not as many attendees as I am used to seeing at protests that I photograph on a semi regular basis. But they still made for good photographs.