Breaking news: 2 people arrested, prompting protest

from the Examiner:

DENVER

About 200 protesters marched through downtown Denver Tuesday after police detained two people during a rally at Civic Center Park.

The arrests came when religious demonstrators arrived at the rally with anti-gay banners. One man yelled at the crowd, “Jesus Hates Sin.” A rally participant holding a banner supporting separation of church and state was restrained by police and driven away by officers on a golf cart. People yelled “Let him go!” as police on foot and horseback tried to control the crowd.

Jean Stevens, spokeswoman for the group Codepink, said the other person taken away by police was a member of her group. Stevens didn’t have her name.

Tuesday’s march was organized by the Backbone Campaign and used a permit obtained by Recreate 68. The Backbone Campaign describes itself as a grassroots effort that supports progressive values.

About 100 people were arrested Monday when police officers and protesters clashed about a mile from the site of the Democratic National Convention.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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One Response to Breaking news: 2 people arrested, prompting protest

  1. Conspirama says:

    Breaking news: 2 people arrested, prompting protest…

    from the Examiner:. The Associated Press 2008-08-26 18:56:14.0 Current rank: # 1324 of 5011. DENVER -. About 200 protesters marched through downtown Denver Tuesday after police detained two people during a rally at Civic Center Park. ……

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