DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today issued the following statement regarding the protesters:
"The vast majority of Occupy Denver protesters today exercised their free speech rights peacefully and within the bounds of the law. Unfortunately, some did not, and Denver police officers and State troopers were forced to take action and make multiple arrests.
"We have closely followed the activities all through the day, and my team and I will monitor the situation throughout the night.
“As I’ve stated all week, Denver will continue balancing First Amendment rights with concerns for public health and safety, ensuring the law is uniformly and consistently enforced."