DENVER (KDVR) — Denver witnessed its eight consecutive day of protests Thursday. Demonstrators continued to demand police reform and racial equality following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Protests remained essentially peaceful on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, in contrast to nighttime riots late last week and over the weekend.
A curfew in Denver went into effect at 9 p.m. Thursday at will last until 5 a.m. Friday.
Updates on Thursday’s events were be posted below as they happened. This blog has since been archived:
DPD said two people self-transported to the hospital with injuries possibly related to the incident at Broadway and Colfax. One person has a gunshot wound; the other has a stab wound.
One person was injured in a shooting near Colfax Avenue and Broadway, according to the Denver Police Department.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. The person’s condition is unknown.
DPD says no suspect information is currently available.
It is currently unknown if the shooting is connected to the demonstrations.
Protesters have projected messages of “Will not be silent,” “Equality” and “Black lives matter” onto the Colorado Capitol.
Demonstrators plan to rally on the west side of the state Capitol again tonight.
Some protesters are marching through downtown. Others are in Civic Center Park but plan to leave shortly. Denver’s curfew goes into effect a 9 p.m.
The group that was on the Auraria Campus is now marching through downtown toward the state Capitol.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser addressed the crowd at the Auraria Campus:
While some protesters have gathered on the Auraria Campus, other demonstrators are outside the west steps of the state Capitol.
A peaceful protest is planned in downtown Parker. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered downtown and are now marching through the streets.