Gov. of Colorado and Mayor of Denver: Stop the Occupy Denver Arrests
  • Petitioned Michael Hancock

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of Denver
Michael Hancock
Governor of Colorado
John W. Hickenlooper

Gov. of Colorado and Mayor of Denver: Stop the Occupy Denver Arrests

    1. Sarah  Fong
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Fong

      Denver, CO

The #occupyeverywhere protests have attracted thousands of supporters in Denver, Colorado but Governor Hickenlooper has indefinitely closed the park where the action takes place. People have been arrested for participating in the strategy of occupation and the modest infrastructure built on community donations was destroyed by the police. We do not support the arrests and we will not support John Hickenlooper or Denver Mayor Michael Hancock if the arrests continue. If the people's strategy is occupation, their First Amendment rights should be honored, they should have a safe space to demonstrate, and an injunction against the no camping law should be installed.

To:
Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver
John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
I will not support you until you call off the arrests, apologize for the destruction of the protest's infrastructure, reopen Lincoln Park for the demonstration, and more appropriately support the demonstrator's First Amendment rights by creating a safe space to demonstrate.

The whole world is watching.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. After arrests and violence this weekend, occupiers hold peace vigil

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      After police raided Occupy Denver this weekend, firing tear gas and arresting at least 20 people, supporters held a peaceful vigil last night. Spread the word about this petition to ensure that occupiers have a safe place to gather.

    2. Huffington Post Covers the Petition!

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Check out coverage of this petition on the Huffington Post! Keep spreading the word!

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures
    4. Check out this video about the latest from Occupy Denver

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Last night as temperatures dropped, the police removed tents from Occupy Denver. This video is another reminder that it's time for Occupy Denver participants to have a safe space to gather.

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. Writer David Sirota Weighs in About Repression of Occupy Denver

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this article from the San Francisco Chronicle in support of the rights of supporters to gather at Occupy Denver.

    7. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • angela dawson ORLANDO, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      you arrest them ,you make lots a bail money.alot of these people never have been arrested, but now they have these arrests, ontheir records, that is really wrong.

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    • Christopher Holbrook FINDLAY, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      This is cruelty for profit. Cruelty for Profit is EVIL! Period.

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    • Daniel Emmett NORTH BEND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      it is our civil right and democratic responsibility to protest greed and corruption of our country and civil rights

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    • Joshua Miller TOPEKA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Just fightin' Evil over here.

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    • Tonia Demont JACKSON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Corruption is a mild word in my opion your a FOOL!

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