Lauren Huttner writes, In downtown Denver, between the State Capital and Denver Civic Center Park, is a small tent city growing.In downtown Denver, between the State Capit
Lauren Huttner writes, In downtown Denver, between the State Capital and Denver Civic Center Park, is a small tent city growing.In downtown Denver, between the State Capital and Denver Civic Center Park, is a small tent city growing. What is going on?This protest is called Occupy Denver. It is for the people who are protesting in Denver against government actions along with people in New York City. Doug Friednash, the Denver city attorney says that the state may ask for the tents to be moved. If the protesters refuse, they may be arrested. If they resist, which they might do, they will be in more trouble.The protest started on September 17, 2011 in New York. "The reason is because 99% of the people staying got no money in the bail out of 2011," says Laurie Phillips, a protester. She works with public relations for Occupy Denver. " The government kept the money." The people in the tents are doing Civil Disobedience.The protesters are really protesting because of the government's use of taxpayer money to help big business. They are speaking their minds like Gahndi and Martin Luther King jr.While the fight went on, the city attorney on October 12, 2011 worked all day trying to figure out the problem, and how the city will resolve the situation so the protesters are gone. "This will be a long case," says Doug Friednash. "We might try to get the police to help."Currently, there are 200 people staying in the tent city. This area of downtown is very noisy due to the people who are protesting, carrying signs, camping overnight, and the cars honking their horns in support.If you want to see this Civil Disobedience between Broadway and Lincoln and 14th and Colfax you better hurry up. It might not be there for very long.