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Occupy Denver marks its two-month anniversary today: the photo story

Today marks the two-month anniversary of Occupy Denver, a movement cemented in three firm evictions, four large-scale altercations, eight Saturday marches, and more than eighty arrests, many of them repeat charges. Six days after the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the branch that started it all, Occupy Denver will continue to adapt in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we've put together a small collection of some of the most newsworthy photos we've published in Westword.

Over the past few weeks, we have also spent time with the occupiers who call Civic Center Park a second (or first) home. Check out our profiles of Corey Donahue, Pat Marsden, Patricia Hughes, Lori Phillips, Matthew Messina Velasquez, Neil Therrell, James Gardner, Mel Van Nice, Billy Reno, Kenny White, Jim Andresen, David "Beard," Mike, Al Nesby, Tony Song, Dwayne Hudson, Chad Duffy, Chris Bidwell, Scianda Long, Jonathan Shepard, John Sexton, the Family of Love and, of course, Shelby.

Corey Donahue is arrested (the first time in a handful) during the first raid on Occupy Denver on October 14.
Corey Donahue is arrested (the first time in a handful) during the first raid on Occupy Denver on October 14.
Brandon Marshall

Patrick Marsden comforts Aaron "Al" Nesby during a demonstration on October 29.
Patrick Marsden comforts Aaron "Al" Nesby during a demonstration on October 29.
Courtesy of Tanner Spendley

A protester is arrested on October 29.
A protester is arrested on October 29.
Kelsey Whipple

Corey Donahue washes the pepper spray out of his eyes as police encroach upon the camp on October 15.
Corey Donahue washes the pepper spray out of his eyes as police encroach upon the camp on October 15.
Britt Chester

A protester wears the now-synonymous mask of Guy Fawkes during the occupation's first raid on October 14.
A protester wears the now-synonymous mask of Guy Fawkes during the occupation's first raid on October 14.
Brandon Marshall

John Sexton is placed in a chokehold during Saturday's interaction between police and Occupy Denver on October 29.
John Sexton is placed in a chokehold during Saturday's interaction between police and Occupy Denver on October 29.
Courtesy of Tanner Spendley

Officers in riot gear gather in Civic Center Park on October 29.
Officers in riot gear gather in Civic Center Park on October 29.
Kelsey Whipple

Michael Moore visits Occupy Denver on November 3.
Kelsey Whipple

Police use a fire extinguisher on a barbecue pit while pepper spray also lingers on November 12.
Police use a fire extinguisher on a barbecue pit while pepper spray also lingers on November 12.
Kelsey Whipple

Aaron " Al" Nesby reacts to pepper spray during an Occupy Denver demonstration on October 29.
Aaron " Al" Nesby reacts to pepper spray during an Occupy Denver demonstration on October 29.
Courtesy of Tanner Spendley

Police and protesters wrestle on the ground during a demonstration on October 29.
Police and protesters wrestle on the ground during a demonstration on October 29.
Kelsey Whipple

A protester holds the black flag during the group's first eviction on October 14.
A protester holds the black flag during the group's first eviction on October 14.
Brandon Marshall

More from our Occupy Denverarchives: "A timeline of Occupy Denver activities" and "Occupy Denver, David Lane sue City & County of Denver over First Amendment rights."


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