The two days of BlogCon was an intensive introduction to some new tools being made available to conservative bloggers from the folks at FreedomWorks plus a preview of some really cool news that will be coming out during the next few weeks.
But most of today the buzz through the conference was yesterday’s two confrontations with Occupy Denver, and what was expected to be one more confrontation as the entire group was planning to march outside our hotel at around noon. First thing in the morning we were told that Hotel Security and the Denver PD were both requesting that the conference attendees remained inside and of course we complied.
What we didn’t know until a few hours later that the Occupy Denver group would be thrown out of their hobo camp today, but not before they revived a visit from Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and Jim Hoft the Gateway Pundit.
The two tested out the spacious living quarters of the Occupy Denver protesters in Lincoln Park.
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Check out Atlas Shrugs and Gateway Pundit for more great pictures of their “dream date.”
Little did they know that just a few hours later the happiness of the hobo camp would be interrupted, the Denver PD moved in on the camp as thankfully the Denver government decided to take back their city. On Friday the Occupiers were told to remove their belongings by Saturday they would be forcefully removed from the park.
A little after 5PM the police moved to take back the park, my friend Ben Howe was there to take this video
Liberty Chick got some video also
After leaving the park the occupiers decided to go to the sixteenth street mall and protest, where they met up with among other people, Da Tech Guy who was on his way back from mass.
(Peter has more videos on his site)
As I walked back to the hotel after dinner, I saw the occupiers were still at the 16th street mall congregating in small groups trying to block traffic.
The entire thing was very ironic. This group which tried so hard to stop BlogCon was stopped themselves was thrown out of their camp hours before the group they tried to silence, packed up and left Denver. I guess that means we won, but in actuality the real winners were the city of Denver, whose Police Department put their own bodies on the line to clear the city of this Occupy scourge.