"Not Our President": Anti-Trump Protesters Snarl Downtown Traffic and Block I-25

"Not Our President": Anti-Trump Protesters Snarl Downtown Traffic and Block I-25

Donald Trump is "not our president." That was the rallying cry as thousands marched through Denver's streets on Thursday night. The anti-Trump protest, organized in the wake of Tuesday's election, started at the Capitol Building at 5:30 p.m. and then headed west through central Denver as protesters snarled traffic for hours. The action peaked as demonstrators marched under the Colfax Avenue viaduct, ran up a dirt embankment, and stormed I-25, shutting down the interstate for roughly half an hour. Police arrived and "pepper balls were used in a very isolated manner to help redirect demonstrators off I-25," according to the DPD; there were no arrests. Activists regrouped and wound back through downtown to the Capitol, where the demonstration dwindled and finally ended near midnight. Photos by Kyle Harris.




Donald Trump is "not our president." That was the rallying cry as thousands marched through Denver's streets on Thursday night. The anti-Trump protest, organized in the wake of Tuesday's election, started at the Capitol Building at 5:30 p.m. and then headed west through central Denver as protesters snarled traffic for hours. The action peaked as demonstrators marched under the Colfax Avenue viaduct, ran up a dirt embankment, and stormed I-25, shutting down the interstate for roughly half an hour. Police arrived and "pepper balls were used in a very isolated manner to help redirect demonstrators off I-25," according to the DPD; there were no arrests. Activists regrouped and wound back through downtown to the Capitol, where the demonstration dwindled and finally ended near midnight. Photos by Kyle Harris.


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