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Littwin: Tear gas, anger and confusion on the streets of Denver, finger pointing in the Capitol

Let’s start with the obvious. People around the nation have gathered in protest of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police — thousands were at the state Capitol on Saturday, many of them lying together on the lawn, chanting “I can’t breathe” — and that the protests, mostly peaceful by day, have often gotten out of […]

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“We have seen enough”: Mayor enacts curfew, demands calm as third day of George Floyd protests rock Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Saturday enacted a curfew and demanded calm as hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Colorado Capitol for a third day of protests in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minnesota. Hancock said no one will be allowed outdoors between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting […]

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Colorado legislature won’t be in session Friday, Saturday after destructive Denver protests

The Colorado legislature will not be in session on Friday or Saturday as planned after destructive protests in downtown Denver on Thursday night in response to the death of a black man during a confrontation with police in Minnesota. House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, confirmed the decision to […]

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Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death; vehicles vandalized, demonstrator hit by car

Staff and wire report A protest in Denver on Thursday night over the death of a handcuffed black man during a confrontation with a white police officer in Minnesota turned destructive as shots were fired, vehicles were vandalized and a demonstrator was struck by a car. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. “Tonight […]