Occupy Denver Protesters Weather the Storm

DENVER (AP) – About two dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters in Denver weathered a snowstorm by huddling around a barbecue grill and boiling water for coffee.

Protester Ben Meyer says there were no problems despite snow and below-freezing temperatures overnight. Denver police stopped by on Wednesday to check on their safety.

Organizers said Wednesday there were no plans to join Oakland protesters in a broad-based call to action that was expected to include marches, pickets outside banks, school shutdowns and an attempt to close the nation’s fifth-busiest port.

Meanwhile, the Colorado ACLU says it has requested documents from Denver police and the Colorado State Patrol on their handling of the dismantling of tents set up on city parks.

Twenty-three protesters were arrested Oct. 14 and another 20 on Saturday.