Colorado Occupy Denver

A group called Occupy Denver demonstrated downtown Sunday, railing against corporate greed and an economic collapse that has caused widespread unemployment.

The group is a local offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street group demonstrating in New York City.

More than 50 people waved signs protesting economic conditions and the financial speculation that led to the economic meltdown.

" Can I? have my future back?" asked one sign. "They only call it class war when we fight back," said another.

The group marched to the nearby Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in the afternoon before returning to their outpost on Broadway near Colfax Avenue.

"We want to put control back in people's hands," said Michelle Lessans, 24. "We will stay here as long as needed until people start paying attention."

 

Pat Marsden?, 31, who stood in a makeshift shed handing out food to anyone who needed it, said he was there to support the group of mostly young people.

"We are simply out here to feed people and making this a free state. We built this kitchen last night. I am encouraging people to come out here," he said. "We have rights to have our jobs back."

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