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‘Occupy Denver’ spokeswoman says police injustice only boosts protest

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, October 31, 2011 23:12 EDT
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“Occupy Denver” media coordinator Jeannie Harley said on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann that she did not witness any protesters being unruly during the violent arrests at Saturday’s rally in Civic Center Park.

“We’d had a perfectly peaceful march, a perfectly peaceful rally, and it turned into something much worse,” she said.

Police in riot gear shot pepper spray into a crowd of “Occupy Denver” protesters and arrested 20 people when marchers entered the Capitol grounds.

“People are in the streets because of injustice,” Harley said. “So for the police force to inflict more injustice upon us is not going to make us leave the streets – it’s going to make more people come into the streets.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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