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As the first major snowstorm of the season hit Denver overnight, Occupy Denver protesters said several people suffering from hypothermia had to be removed from Lincoln Park.
Activists said on Twitter that two protestors were treated at the hospital for hypothermia overnight.
With rain falling Tuesday night and temperatures dropping into the 30s, a Denver police officer warned activists that they had to take down tents and tarp structures in the park because they were violating local ordinances, according to a YouTube video titled, "People will die in the cold," posted by activists.
"All right, people are going to die tonight," a protester replied on the video.
Another activist told the officer the tents "are not coming down."
"It is a rough night for Occupy Denver team 24/7 tonight. Tarps, waterproof blankets and bedding, cold weather clothing, all could help them," an activist posted at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, someone posted: "Occupation needs: Tarps, carpet remnants (for ground cover), cold weather & waterproof clothing, sleeping bags -- Our occupiers are up against a helluva situation with the oncoming weather. Let's show some support!"
On YouTube mid-Tuesday, when the weather was still sunny and warm, a man urged supporters to bring tents to the park before nightfall.
"Some people will die this winter in this occupation if we don't have shelter," the man said. "People aren't going to go someplace else. We're going to go right here, because we've chosen to make a stand right here…And so you can make a stand with us."
They are in serious trouble. so won't you please help?
Also I forgot to remind our readers that you can send us donations via snail mail too:
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In the notes indicate what city you'd like to donate to, ie: Occupy Denver and I'll make sure that city is helped with your generosity. So far we've sent pizzas and supplies to 40 occupy cities, totaling over twenty thousand dollars. You guys rock...