Denver cops told to stand down as #BlackLivesMatter protesters vandalize police memorial

Denver cops told to stand down as #BlackLivesMatter protesters vandalize police memorial

Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon while police monitored a group that had been staging protests throughout Denver.

During the protest a memorial dedicated to fallen police officers was vandalized, which has led to a controversy involving police administrators and the head of the police union, who is calling for Denver Police Chief Robert White to resign.

Approximately 100 to 200 people marched down Colfax Avenue from Lincoln Park to the Denver Police Department headquarters located at 1331 Cherokee Street. Some marched in support of Jessie Hernandez, a 17-year-old who was killed when she was shot by police during a criminal incident in January. While others demanded justice for people killed or “kidnapped” by police and protested “police terrorism.”

Denver police say some protesters poured red paint over the memorial dedicated to fallen police officers. The memorial is located in front of Denver police headquarters and lists the names of police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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