« Occupy Denver » évacué par la police – 19/20 décembre 2011

Denver protest camp set ablaze in clash with police


DENVER | Wed Dec 21, 2011

(Reuters) – A holdout group of anti-Wall Street protesters set fire to their tent camp in downtown Denver during an overnight raid by police that dismantled the site, authorities said on Tuesday.

Nine protesters were arrested during the confrontation, including one person on suspicion of felony arson, said Denver police spokesman Lieutenant Matthew Murray.

When police arrived late on Monday night, they were confronted by about 50 protesters, and one person in the group set the « shanty town » of tents on fire, Murray said.

Once officers moved protesters back, firefighters extinguished the blaze and public works crews dismantled the camp, he said. No one was injured.

The anti-Wall Street protest in Denver was one of the last encampments in a major U.S. city as part of the Occupy movement in many places around the country against economic inequality and what activists say is the undue power of the wealthy. Read more…

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~ par Alain Bertho sur 21 décembre 2011.

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