Occupy Denver Elects Leader: Dog Named Shelby

Election Comes After Denver Mayor Asked Group To Choose Leadership

Members of Occupy Denver sent a news release to 7NEWS this week that said they have elected a leader: Shelby, a 3-year-old border collie.

The vote was a response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with city and state officials, according to a news release from the Occupy Denver media committee.

"Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion," Occupy Denver quotes a Shelby supporter saying at the time of her election.

Occupy Denver said it reserves the right to alter its leadership status.

Shelby is expected to lead this Saturday's Occupy Denver march. Occupy Denver said other "civic-minded dogs" (and their leash-holders) are invited to join the march.

The Occupy Denver group is at Civic Center Park, in front of the Capitol building on Broadway between Colfax and 14th avenues.

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