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The Denver city attorney's office dropped criminal charges Wednesday morning against a Code Pink demonstrator who was videotaped being slammed to the ground by a baton-wielding Denver Police officer during a protest at the Democratic National Convention, The Denver Post's Howard Pankratz reports. Alicia Forrest, a 22-year-old Arizona resident, faced charges of interfering with police and could have been sentenced to a year in jail, her defense attorney said.
Iraq Veterans Against the War staged a protest march at the Democratic National Convention. Thousands of anti-war demonstrators were joined by members of the band Rage Against the Machine and concert-goers in a peaceful stroll from the Colorado Colosseum to the Pepsi Center. The veterans briefly blocked the delegates' entrance until an official with the Obama campaign agreed to meet with a leader of the group.
Anti-gay protesters provoked Recreate 68 and Code Pink demonstrators at a Civic Center Park permitted anti-war event Tuesday resulting in two arrests. Mark Cohen of Recreate 68 told The Colorado Independent: "We're not negotiating with the police anymore. The truce is broken. All bets are off." Read more DNC protest coverage: • About 100 arrested after standoff; police spray activists, bystanders, media •VIDEO: Police trap peaceful protesters in Denver
A video by the Rocky Mountain News that depicts police officer shoving a Code Pink activist to the ground with a baton at a Civic Center protest on Tuesday will be investigated by Denver’s police monitor.