Groups to build wall in Civic Center Park to protest Donald Trump visit
DENVER — Liberal groups plan to build a 9-foot, 30-foot long wall in Civic Center Park to protest a visit by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday.
Organizers said the wall is meant to serve as a visual protest of Trump’s promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump will speak Friday morning at the Western Conservative Summit at the Colorado Convention Center.
“Instead of building walls of separation and hatred and supremacy, we are actually showing that we as a community can come together and build something good for the community,” Ian Silverii, executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, told the Colorado Springs Gazette.
“We’re showing the world that Colorado doesn’t break out into the violence and chaos that seems to happen whenever Trump shows up. We’re bringing people together to do something good instead.”
Silverii told the newspaper that after the wall is put up, artists will paint the boxes, which will then be filled with donated goods and given to charities that assist immigrants.
Trump will attend a private fundraiser later Friday at the home of Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. The lunch is being co-hosted by Pete Coors and Larry Mizel.
Tickets are available to the Western Conservative Summit at $120 apiece. Trump will be introduced by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.