Coverage of theOccupy Denver tent city being dismantled
early this morning wasn't only seen by Denverites.
Also watching was London-based Adam Jung, a prominent figure in the protests associated with the 2008 Democratic National Convention owing to his role with Tent State University. And the images didn't make him happy.
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Here's an e-mail he sent to Westword today.
This is Adam from Tent State. I've been busy recently, helping with the initial work to pull together Occupy Wall Street, and now organizing and preparing for Occupy London in just over 24 hours.
I'm watching the live webcast by 9News of the police assault on the peaceful demonstrators at Occupy Denver right now.
After three years, it appears Mayor/Governor Hickenlooper has learned nothing about free speech and I'd like to get him a message.
"Three years after Tent State, Mr. Hickenlooper continues to maintain his disdain of any free speech that challenges the status quo.
Mr. Hickenlooper is part of the 1 percent. He, like Bloomberg, will be remembered on the wrong side of history, and I personally am ashamed of ever meeting with him."
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