I’m back in Denver now, going to see surgeons and oncologists about my metastatic breast cancer. There’s still a lot of Occupy stuff going on, despite the fact that pseudo-Democratic governor John Hickenlooper was one of the first to evict an Occupy camp and has done so three times. I would never have expected him to act that way.

On November 18, I was at Civic Center Park and took a few pictures. People seemed a little paranoid about my showing their faces on my blog—understandably—so I’ve limited the pictures of people I’m presenting here. I took pictures of the group in Civic Center Park. There were no tents, but people were sleeping on the ground. I admire their tenacity in the face of this:Occupy Denver

These protestors stand along Broadway.Occupy Denver, Occupy Kansas City, Occupy KCApparently Denver police have taken to giving tickets to drivers who honk in support. Just last week Occupy Denver was warning people bringing supplies not to park along Broadway. The police response in Denver has been truly ridiculous.

And here’s a historical reminder. Occupy Denver, Occupy Kansas City


The Occupy camp in Kansas City was set up near the Liberty Memorial, which includes the National World War I Museum, and across from the Federal Reserve. Occupy Kansas City, Occupy KCIt’s a great symbolic location, but there’s not a lot of traffic going by that camp. As far as I know, the camp is still there.

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  1. Todd Bradley December 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I read about the police ticketing people who stopped or honked, both of which are pretty stupid. Is the Denver government getting any bad press for for its response to this?

  2. Chris Burkhardt December 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    David Lane has filed a motion for an injunction against the city to prevent them from ticketing people for honking. I think the first hearing was yesterday:


  3. Beth Partin December 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Chris, there are so many opportunities for irony in this situation. i walked by Civic Center Park the other day, and I feel such admiration for the people who are still there camping on the sidewalk.

  4. Bonnie Castro December 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I drove by the KC occupy today…looked really sad. Its cold out now and rainy mostly. Look more like a tent city. There is not alot of traffice that goes through there. I ended up by them because I got lost and had to turn around to get back on the main drag.

  5. Beth Partin December 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I think conditions are difficult for Occupy now because of the weather and the police evictions in so many places, but I admire their creativity: Parents for Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Our Homes, etc.