Denver sees 9th day of demonstrations; more planned

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DENVER (KDVR) — Denver witnessed its ninth consecutive day of protests Friday. Demonstrators continued to demand police reform and racial equality following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Protests remained largely peaceful on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, in contrast to nighttime riots late last week and over the weekend.

curfew in Denver was in effect each night since Saturday. However, on Friday morning, Mayor Michael Hancock said it would not be extended.

Below are updates from Friday evening as demonstrators marched through central Denver. This blog has since been archived:

11:22 p.m.

Protesters have returned to the Capitol, where organizers are calling for 100 days of peaceful demonstrations.

10:31 p.m.

Protesters have gathered outside DPD’s District 6 station in the North Capitol Hill/Uptown neighborhood.

10:22 p.m.

Protesters are on the move again. They’re currently marching on East Colfax Avenue near Ogden Street.

9:45 p.m.

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting Denver police from using projectiles and chemical weapons against peaceful protesters.

8:58 p.m.

Protesters have marched from the Capitol into the Capitol Hill neighborhood, stopping in Cheesman Park.

8:38 p.m.

Protests so far tonight have remained peaceful. Protests on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights were mostly peaceful as well.

7:36 p.m.

A much larger crowd — in the thousands — is now in Civic Center Park, mainly near the Capitol.

While curfews went into effect at 9 p.m. previous nights, there is no curfew tonight.

6:29 p.m.

RTD says the following six downtown light rail stations will be closed Saturday:

16th St / California Station (#34114)
16th St / Stout Station (#34115)
18th St / California Station (#34116)
18th St / Stout Station (#34117)
Colfax at Auraria Station (#33724)
Theatre District / Convention Center (#34113)

H Line trains will end their northbound trips and begin their southbound trips at the 10th / Osage Station.

6:12 p.m.

Hundreds have gathered on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol.

Watch live video from SkyFOX in the player above.

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