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Anarchists offer DNC deal to Denver

Posted By admin On July 31, 2008 @ 9:21 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Daniel J. Chacon,
Rocky Mountain News [1]
Thursday, July 31, 2008

They’ll go away if $50 million goes to community

A group of self-described anarchists threatening to disrupt the Democratic National Convention is promising to go away if the $50 million federal grant that Denver received to pay for convention security is invested in the community instead.

“As anarchists, we feel the greatest problem with government is how its primary interest is to protect the profits of those in power, even when it comes at the expense of the general public,” Clayton Dewey, an organizer with Unconventional Denver, said in a statement.

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“Spending $50 million on weaponry to attack people voicing their opinion and flooding the streets with riot police while schools close down, children go without health care and people lose their homes is exactly the problem with the corrupt two-party system we’re opposing this August,” he said.

Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, a senior adviser to Mayor John Hickenlooper, said the grant is needed to protect the public, including protesters.

“Congress appropriated these security-designated funds to both convention host cities because, in a post- 9/11 world, planning for major national events like this requires heightened security preparations,” she said. “It is in the interest of local residents, businesses and visitors, including those participating in demonstrations, to have a safe and secure event.”

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[2] In Denver? Make no sudden movements: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-denver-make-no-sudden-movements.html

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[4] Disgraced Former Denver Officer Hired to Work the DNC: http://www.prisonplanet.com/disgraced-former-denver-officer-hired-to-work-the-dnc.html

[5] Denver police on high alert amid rowdy protests: http://www.prisonplanet.com/denver-police-on-high-alert-amid-rowdy-protests.html

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