Denver Police move into Wall Street protest area

Hundreds of protesters evicted from Colorado park

By P. Solomon Banda - Thomas Peipert
Published October 14, 2011 12:00PM (EDT)

DENVER (AP) — Dozens of police in riot gear have moved into a park near the Colorado State Capitol and evicted hundreds of Occupy Denver protesters.

Protesters moved to sidewalks and streets across from the state Capitol, and dozens locked arms around a makeshift kitchen after police threatened to remove it.

Authorities took down dozens of tents, but there were no clashes since the action began around 3:30 a.m. Friday. And police say there have been no arrests.

A main downtown street running by the park was cordoned off by police, who have lined up along it facing the park.

The action came after authorities gave an 11 p.m. Thursday deadline to clear the park, the scene of an anti-Wall Street protesters.

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