Before they lit up their shanties, they also co-opted America’s latest craze: Tebowing.
At midnight today, they Tebowed.
Occupy Denver protesters took a knee at Broadway and West 13th Avenue as Denver police officers lined up at the Denver Public Library, corralling them after pressing them from their weeks-old encampment.
Officers arrived at 11:30 p.m. Monday to remove the shelters at the eastern edge of Civic Center. Police Chief Robert White had earlier warned the protestors their time was up to remove structures from the park on their own.
They’d be removed forcibly if need be.
When the Tebowing was over, “God Bless America” rang out before the crowd of about 40 protestors retreated south on Broadway, shouting pledges that the occupation was not over.
I wonder if they realize Tim Tebow is a pro-life 1%-er?
The clash had been intense and swift, with police shoving protestors and journalists alike with their batons, but it appeared only one protestor was taken into custody.
Afterwards, White said officers had hoped to ask the protestors a final time to remove their belongings, but when two prostestors began setting the shelters aflame, officers and firefighters had to move it.
A firetruck moved in to douse the flames as a battery of police closed ranks shouting, “Move back!” to allow firefighters access.
Police said two protestors were arrested on arson charges and two were arrested on charges of failing to obey a lawful order.
They’re so cute when they turn to psychotic rage.
The night’s tension level could be easily measured by its change in chants. Cheers of “You’re sexy! You’re cute! Take off your riot suit!” turned quickly to accusations of murder and violence. Late in the night, they transitioned to cries against police brutality and allegations of violations of First Amendment rights. “Go to hell, you fascist pigs!” yelled one protester.