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Hundreds gather for peaceful demonstration in Civic Center Park

DENVER — Hundreds of people gathered in Civic Center Park on Sunday afternoon for a peaceful demonstration after days of protests across the country against President-Elect Donald Trump.

“It is time that we come together and listen to one another on the future that we all need, consciously focusing our intent in equality and peace,” organizers said on Facebook. “Let’s build relationships and make each other feel safe again.”

The event was called Denver Unites to Defeat Hate.

“Now is the time to come together, form committees, and truly hash out what the future looks like to include the well-being of all people, animals, and the planet. It’s time to change the world,” organizers wrote.

On Thursday night, thousands of protesters marched through downtown Denver, blocking intersections, streets and sidewalks. Some of them made their way onto Interstate 25, forcing the highway to close for a short time.

“It wasn’t an ‘Anti-Trump’ movement as much as it was about coming together with all our wounded and threatened peers to show each other love and support. Our crowd was filled with different races, expressed genders, sexualities, religions, and cultural backgrounds,” participants said.

“By bringing together ALL of the injustices we experience in America, we created a force not to be reckoned with. This is the movement we need.”