With minutes to go before President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were due to go on television for their first national debate, Occupy protesters made their case by marching on University of Denver’s campus. The march went right between the student’s Debate Fest and Magness Arena, the venue for the actual debate. Due to the loud chants and large amount of flashing police lights following the protesters, the march drew a crowd of its own.
As the protesters march on, many media outlets rush to report on them.
A reporter walks in front of the crowd.
A woman rides by with a sign that was seen commonly throughout the day.
Protester used patriotic symbols during their march.
Even with Mitt Romney’s religion being a hot topic of discussion, protesters used it as an angle to attack from.
Denver is a city where almost everyone has a dog, and they were not left out of the protest.
People came together to march in support of the occupy protest.
People used this chance to promote other candidates.
Protesters made Mitt Romney and Barack Obama out to be one in the same type of evil, and claimed our country would fail with either elected.
Many protesters referenced the Jim Jones incident and pleaded with the public to not “drink the kool aid.”
The age of protesters spanned many decades.
Law enforcement follows the main group of protesters.
A Romney supporter walks on the sidewalk along the Occupy protesters, showing his support for the Romney Ryan campaign.
The enforcement seemed to be more cautionary then anything, as they peacefully followed the march.
Many people in Denver use skateboards to get around, including the protesters.
There were a lot of question raised on why third party candidates haven’t been able to debate in almost 20 years.
Some protesters follow behind the main group of people, stopping to talk to people on the street.
Students don’t let the protest dampen their spirits for the night.