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Denver “proactively” removes Kit Carson statue from downtown monument ahead of protests

A statue of American frontiersman Kit Carson that topped Pioneer Monument in downtown Denver was removed by city crews Friday afternoon. It is the third art installation memorializing a controversial figure to be removed from public spaces in Denver in two days.  “Denver Parks and Recreation has removed the Kit Carson statue within the Pioneer […]

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Statue honoring Christopher Columbus rolled off its pedestal in Denver’s Civic Center

Protesters tore down a statue honoring Christopher Columbus in Civic Center park late Thursday night.  Video posted to Twitter by the AfroLiberationFront showed a group of individuals pulling on ropes tied to the statue. The statue was pulled down around 11:15 p.m., Denver police department spokesman Doug Schepman said. The incident follows the toppling of […]

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At nearly every turn in Denver, protesters confront a reason to march

Kenny White, a black man in his late 20s, joins the downtown Denver protesters near dusk. A speaker has just wrapped his exhortation to the hundreds gathered at the west steps. “This is not a black-versus-white issue,” he says. “This is an us-versus-them issue.” The words “By any means necessary” are spray-painted on the Capitol […]