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Two Arrested at Denver Convergence Space
by mikerobe
Wednesday Aug 27th, 2008 5:17 PM
continuing harassment in denver; police arrest two at denver convergence space
Denver Police continued their harassment of activists at the Democratic National Convention this morning, arresting two men at the 43rd and Brighton streets convergence space. After being denied access to the convergence space, police began questioning individuals then arrested Brian Riggins of Tacoma Washington and Brian McRacken when they attempted to enter the building. Riggins was charged with interfering with the duty of a police officer. Charges against McRacken are unknown.

The arrests of Riggins and McRacken continue a pattern of harassment and intimidation of those expressing dissent in Denver. Activists have been routinely pulled over and questioned, and, on Monday night, 82 activists were illegally arrested and detained after leaving Civic Center Park for a march. The efforts appear aimed at minimizing the presence of activists on the streets of Denver.

Organizers are calling for a constant stream of phone calls to the Denver City Jail to protest the two arrests. Please call 720 913 3600 and demand the immediate release without charge of Brian Riggins and Brian McRacken.