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Reclaim the Streets by Unconventional Denver the Day before the DNC begins
by Flat Irons Media
Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:54 PM
Video from the Reclaim the Streets action organized by unconventional denver (http://www.dncdisruption08.org). Video shows the kick-of of the street party, its arrival in front of the Brown Palace (the first of three hotels the march got to) and the police line standoff in front of Lincoln Park on Broadway where one person got arrested (note undercover police officer behind policelines). Video is 5min and 9sec long.
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Video from the Reclaim the Streets action organized by unconventional denver (http://www.dncdisruption08.org). Video shows the kick-of of the street party, its arrival in front of the Brown Palace (the first of three hotels the march got to) and the police line standoff in front of Lincoln Park on Broadway where one person got arrested (note undercover police officer behind policelines).

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by anon
Monday Aug 25th, 2008 3:44 PM
Thanks for posting, but where is the production quality at... just kidding but critiques: You gave me motion sickness. Try to get some still shots and long shots instead of walking with the crowd. Also try and get some content ie... an interview or a speech. This will give context to what is going on and make the video more than just "this is what happened".

I love how the undercover rolls right into the shot and stops... hilarious. Take note in what he is wearing. Often these guys will have a visible mark on them that allows other officers to know that they are undercover... not to say that they won't get mixed into the crowd, but there are distinctions that allow them to tell the undercovers from the protesters. Note what they are wearing... color of hat, what's on the backpack, what type of bike etc.

Also... never never never never talk to the corporate media. never. fuck the corporate media. They will be the first to sell you out to the cops and will never give you justice as far as giving the correct story or coverage of what you have to say. The best thing to deter them from getting any real footage of you is to continually give the camera the finger or if that is not possible (you are handcuffed), tell them to "fuck off" or "fuck you" repeatedly. I'd recommend spitting at them but considering the circumstances, you may not want a night stick to the head.
By the way how did you get so close when he was getting arrested? you don't have to answer that.

Again thanks for posting.
just another independent media peer
by Shelby
Monday Aug 25th, 2008 4:03 PM
I'm another indymedia volunteer and just wanted to thank you for posting the video! Awesome shots and a great glimpse into what happened. Unfortunately, I couldn't make the DNC myself and none of the corporate media is reporting on what is really happening in the streets so I was glad I found this posting... keep up the good work!
by Elderly Eyes
Tuesday Aug 26th, 2008 12:13 AM
Would love to examine that point as it does sound interesting, per previous comment. Help! Where in the film does the undercover cop appear?
by .tr
Tuesday Aug 26th, 2008 12:52 AM
The guy on the mountain bike with the blue hat. He's standing pretty unchallenged there.

It is interesting how the right-wing sites have all sorts of photos of these scenes with the photographer standing right behind the police line looking over their shoulders... as though the police completely trust them based on what they look like. I guess it makes sense to pick a white or colored shirt some of the time.
by Dirtgar
Friday Aug 29th, 2008 1:13 PM
This kid is "HardCore"! When iwas up there on wednesday a bunch of spineless liberals were scared of starting some real fun! They were all raged out, bunch pansies. I was ready for some action!