DENVER (CBS4) – A group of protesters marched through downtown Denver on Wednesday night. The group, calling itself anti-fascist, gathered first at Cheesman Park and then marched to the State Capitol building.
Denver Police and Colorado State Patrol were seen nearby, as well as assisting in escorting the marchers.
At one point, several protesters lit a thin blue Outline and a Donald Trump flag with flares.
Thin blue line flags pic.twitter.com/yEuNYQRZY2
– People’s press of colorado (@colpeariespress) November 5, 2020
Denver Police said their reports of the damage included graffiti, broken windows and a fire that broke out in a flipped trash bin on Colfax Ave. and Washington St.
CBS4’s Jeff Todd reports about a half mile of vandalism.
Protesters took down Colfax in #Denver, causing damage to several businesses. Here’s what we know so far: https://t.co/I7t0IT0D48@CBS4Jeff will have the latest info on @CBSDenver at 10. pic.twitter.com/KlBqh3mE38
– Dago Cordova (@dago_deportes) November 5, 2020
Police said they arrested four people for misdemeanor, assault and weapon violations. They added a shotgun, knife, hammer and bear spray that had been recovered.
Protesters say at one point in a period of unrest, police officers deployed some sort of chemical agent and warned the protesters to leave the area.