Big fences make cranky talk-show hosts

All fenced in.

On Monday morning, when Peter Boyles started broadcasting live from Civic Center Park, the park was wide open to all visitors. On Tuesday morning, same thing. But when he arrived at 3:30 a.m. this morning, the park was suddenly surrounded by temporary fencing. He had to open a gate to get in; guests and fans are still having problems finding him.

Why the sudden fence? Not to keep out protesters, if you believe yesterday's press release from the Downtown Denver Partnership below (italics and bolds definitely theirs):

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Joe Tone
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