Occupy Denver elects a leader

And finally, to the Occupy protest in Denver.

The city's mayor asked the demonstrators to elect a leader, who could be a contact
for police when things get tense.

The Occupy movement has resisted such calls before... but the Denver protesters protestors obliged and nominated a three-year-old Border Collie named Shelby.

One supporter explained the decision, "Shelby is more of a person than a corporation is and less corrupt than most people. She is the youngest, first, and only dog leader of this revolution."

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