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DENVER -- Thousands of people are expected to march through Denver on Monday in the annual marade, which honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The marade starts at 10 a.m. The celebration will begin with a rally at City Park. From there, thousands will march down Colfax Avenue toward the Capitol and Civic Center Park.

The marade, in its 30th year, draws people from all over Colorado. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Voter Rights Act. The theme for this year is “It’s my right to vote.”

In many ways, this year’s marade is more relevant after civil unrest across the country.

Over the past few months, especially after the death of Michael Brown, there have been protests rallies and school walkouts, including in Denver. One such walkout included protesters clashing with police.

Since then, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has hosted a series of race relations discussions in the city.

After the marade, a series of events will follow.

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