Emergency sirens and crackly voices from police megaphones echoed off buildings in downtown Denver Thursday evening as 1,000 or so protesters marched through the streets against police violence.
Protesters, ignited by the death of George Floyd, were at first peaceful, as was law enforcement. But around 5:30 p.m., gun shots were fired near the Capitol (it’s unclear if they were related to the protest). Tension escalated into violence.
About 50 people — a fraction of the 1,000 or so marching — blocked traffic at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway.