For the second night in a row, Denver police fired off clouds of eye-burning tear gas in an effort to disperse large, outraged crowds of demonstrators who had been marching for hours Friday in protest of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Around 8 p.m., police began firing gas and detonating what appeared to be flash grenades in an area where protesters had assembled at Lincoln Street and Colfax Avenue near the state Capitol, a chaotic scene that sent demonstrators running. The march had kicked off peacefully at the Capitol at noon after a more tense scene — resulting in 13 arrests — wrapped up in the same area around 2 a.m. Protesters could be seen Friday evening spray-painting a statue in front of the Capitol while others cheered them on.
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