Police arrest two at protesters' house
Screw those orwellian-named "Freedom Cages!"
DENVER - Thousands of anti-war protestors, who marched from the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Center on Wednesday afternoon, believe their efforts were worth it, saying they secured a meeting with the staff of the Democratic presidential nominee.
The initial, peaceful-but-unauthorized march, led by about 50 uniformed members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, snaked through the streets of Denver for three hours during rush hour, heading down Brighton Boulevard, along Arapahoe Street, Lawrence Street, then down Speer Boulevard to the Pepsi Center, the site of the Democratic National Convention.
Once the massive group arrived at the DNC, guards locked the gates to the Pepsi Center and walked away. About 20 war veterans and 1,000 protestors remained at the gates. That number was down from what police estimated was about 3,000 to 3,500 people. Organizers had ballparked the size of the march at 12,000 at its height.