There are two completely different March On Washington-related occasions going down in Denver – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Protesters across the country and at two separate events in Denver raised their voices as part of the March in Washington on Friday. The day marks the 57th anniversary of the March in Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Crowds in Denver gathered in both Civic Center Park and City Park for events organized by activists from Colorado to allow people who were unable to travel to the country’s capital due to the coronavirus to attend.

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Alvertis Simmons organized the event in City Park. He said the event was a form of “good trouble” that did not cause chaos or destruction in the city. He said the goal is to push reforms in the police and criminal justice sectors. He hopes around 5,000 protesters will come to the place during the day. Among the speakers on Friday morning was Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado’s Democratic Senator.

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The purpose of the event at Civic Center Park was to promote the civil and economic rights of black Americans. Around 100 people gathered in the Greek amphitheater at noon to speak in solidarity and march. Some wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts. It should be late in the day on Friday.

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Protesters march to Denver Police Headquarters calling for an end to ill-treatment of black Americans 57 years after MLK’s “I have a dream” speech.

– Rick Sallinger (@ricksallinger) August 28, 2020

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