Thursday, October 13, 2005

"limos, motorcycles and Hell's Angels riding around and celebrating colonialism"

"Protests of the Columbus Day celebration in Denver have never been violent and this Saturday was no different, said Glenn Morris, a member of the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. 'They always attribute the threat of violence to us, but we have never been violent,' he said of media outlets and celebration supporters. 'It's because we're Indians. I think it's racist.' The protest this year included briefly blocking the parade route, Morris said, but no arrests were made. Police estimated more than 200 protestors. Morris put the number at about 1,500. Morris said the celebration wasn't really even a parade, but rather consists of 'limos, motorcycles and Hell's Angels riding around and celebrating colonialism.' 'We call it 'the convoy of conquest,'' he said. 'That's what it is, a convoy of motor vehicles to support genocide.'"

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