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Video Shows Denver Protester Knocking Over Police Motorcycle


On Saturday night we brought you extensive coverage of the conflagration at the Occupy Denver protest.

We noted the police report that said a protester had pushed over a police motorcycle.

And now there is video of that exact moment:

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(h/t to PG)

Of course the left version of this altercation has a certain kind of spin:

Frank “Frankie” Roper of Colorado Springs was Hospitalized on October 29th, 2011, after an altercation with Denver police. Mr. Roper was in Denver to be part of a nationally organized event to rally at state capitals within the Occupy Together movement in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. He and a dozen other protesters from the Occupy Colorado Springs site made an event out of carpooling to the Occupy Denver protests to march on the state capitol.

After a violent day of being met with tear gas and rubber bullets for a march that had previously received a permit under the auspices of medical marijuana protesting, a theme many Colorado occupation protesters also support, Mr. Roper had an altercation with police that would result in his hospitalization. A Denver motorcycle policeman frustrated with protesters in his way decided to charge the impeding crowd with his motorcycle, running directly into Mr. Roper with his motorcycle. Mr. Roper reacted by shoving the motorcycle, followed by a brief sprint when he saw that the officer was turning around for him. Mr. Roper made it about 10 yards before being gang tackled by police and severely beaten resulting in multiple lacerations to his face. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

They emphasize video of the moments after the actual motorcycle pushing:

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And there is lengthy YouTubian commentary:

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