The break-up of the Occupy Denver tent city just after 3 a.m. this morning was preceded by a 10 p.m. press conference last night at which the swelling forces representing the 99 percent pledged to stand fast. Check out YouTube videos below that capture the scene prior to police action, followed by pre-6 a.m. CBS4 coverage, plus a post-dawn clip of riot-gear-clad officers standing fast.
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More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Occupy Denver profile: Lori Phillips is a veteran of the military as well as the resistance."
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