Let’s start with the obvious. People around the nation have gathered in protest of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police — thousands were at the state Capitol on Saturday, many of them lying together on the lawn, chanting “I can’t breathe” — and that the protests, mostly peaceful by day, have often gotten out of control by night.
Early on Saturday, Mayor Michael Hancock called for a strict 8 p.m. curfew. No one seems to be able to remember the last time Denver had a curfew. This is not Minneapolis. The city isn’t burning, but a dumpster fire was. And the cops were battling with protesters late into the night after a level of vandalism that shocked the city.
My view is from in front of the computer, on social media, and the view, even through the tear gas clouds, was devastating.
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