February 22, 2024

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Metal Posts Installed at Colorado Capitol to Protect Denver Protesters

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Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Colorado Capitol on Thursday, November 9, calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.

It’s a familiar sight: Since the conflict began on October 7, demonstrations have been held at the Capitol on a weekly basis — attracting Coloradans from all corners of the state in support of both sides. The Capitol has been Colorado’s premier free speech location for other major movements in recent years, like the Elijah McClain and George Floyd protests in 2020.

Now, as pro-Palestine and pro-Israel efforts continue, state officials are taking extra measures to protect anyone who rallies outside of the statehouse.

Dozens of metal posts encased in concrete are currently being installed around the Capitol. When construction is finished, the entire…

Hannah Metzger

2023-11-10 14:42:00

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