"The center of the world is going to shift from the Olympics to Denver next week," says Colorado Springs activist Eric Verlo, explaining why he wouldn't imagine missing the week's events.Verlo
has helped organize protests for the week with the Recreate 68 Alliance
, a group that has drawn some fire for recalling the violence that marked the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
— one of the St. Paddy's Day Seven and a Democratic State Convention arrestee — has had a few brushes with police, he
says the group's name actually references the intensity of 1968, and he
insists that getting arrested is something he
tries to avoid.
For what it's worth, Verlo
has a few suggestions for protesters wanting to avoid trouble: