An eighth straight day of protests saw thousands peacefully protest against the death of African-American George Floyd in America’s Mile High City.
This non-aggressive intervention has made all the difference, local news reported, as Denver’s large-scale protests about Floyd’s graphic murder captured on by a white police officer has sent shockwaves around the country and the world about police brutality against minorities.
The isolated incident did not mar another evening of nonviolent protest, organizers said.
Hundreds of attendees participated in an eight-minute, 45-second moment of silence, marking the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck before he died.
Daytime protests also included speeches by a number of children about racial inequality in America, including a four-year-old.
Three days ago Denver police stopped attacking and harassing protesters, and Denver’s police chief has been largely credited in descalating the violence by meeting, marching and kneeling with protesters at the beginning of the week.
A local bill was introduced Thursday by Colorado Democrats for increased police accountability, which will likely be passed by Colorado’s Democrat-controllable, liberal-controlled House of representatives, although several conservative, right-wing Colorado sheriffs have already said they will oppose it.