Posted: Oct 14, 2011 4:10 AM by Trovette Tottress
DENVER (AP) - Dozens of police in riot gear have moved into a park near the state Capitol where hundreds of Occupy Denver protesters have gathered and have started to remove the protesters' tents.
The action began about 3:30 a.m. Friday. Footage broadcast by KUSA shows police working on the tents while protests continue to mill about. There has been no apparent clashes between the two groups. A KUSA reporter on the scene says protesters have told him that there have been a few arrests.
Earlier, authorities gave an 11 p.m. Thursday deadline to clear the park, but protesters stayed put. State Patrol Chief James Wolfinbarger had said troopers could issue citations or make arrests between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.