DENVER– More than 100 people gathered around Denver’s City Park memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights to begin a march to the steps of the State Capitol on Saturday.
It isn’t the first, but the largest to date since the most recent killings of two black men by police across the country.
Marching in solidarity, they say they are asking for peace, change and unity.
“This is a continual struggle that will need you every day. We need all people, black, white, brow, yellow, everyone. We need you here for this movement,” marcher Charlie Watkins said.
“It’s the idea of compassion and understanding that self love. That’s why I`m out here. That’s why I’m compelled to be out here,” said Chastity Murphy, who’s in town from Washington and joined the march.
Along with the more than 100 people marching, organizers say representatives from Mayor Michael Hancock’s office were there as was State Rep. Joe Salazar, who gave a speech at the end of the march.