Police Outnumber Protesters at Some Events

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) What if they gave a protest and almost nobody came?

Some are asking that question in Denver, where months of anticipation of mass protests during the Democratic National Convention have amounted to little so far.

That could change with an anti-war concert by rae against the machine today and a planned march afterward.

Still, organizers had hopes for crowds numbering 5,000, 10,000, even 25,000 descending on Denver to draw attention to issues ranging from the war in Iraq to fuel prices to marijuana prohibition.

Authorities prepared for them. Denver poice called in a uniformed force of about 1,000 additional officers from around the metro area and even horse patrols from out of state. The federal presence has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Authorities say there have been aout 135 arrests related to the convention over three days

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