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Nov 19, 2011 9:31 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Occupy Denver protesters march for 8th week

DENVER (AP) - Several hundred Wall Street protesters marched through downtown Denver for an eighth consecutive Saturday and stopped at the state Capitol for a rally.

About 300 people cheered speakers who called for single-payer health care or related personal stories of economic hardship.

Police escorted the marchers along city streets and state troopers spread out across the Capitol steps, but there were no confrontations. One protester who spoke to the crowd praised Denver police for showing restraint in contrast to officers in other cities.

The crowd was a mix of retirees, professionals, unemployed workers and students.

On Thursday, boisterous but peaceful Occupy Denver protesters marched through downtown chanting "We are the 99 percent" and bringing traffic to a halt.

No one was arrested.

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