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Columbus Day protesters acquitted in Denver
Friday, January 21, 2005

A jury in Denver, Colorado, acquitted the eight leaders of a protest against the city's controversial Columbus Day parade.

The eight were charged with failing to obey a lawful police order after they tried to block the parade last October. They were among more than 200 arrested.

The jury foreman said the protesters were found not guilty because the parade had "strong elements of ethnic intimidation" against Native Americans.

The leaders said the city should not allow Italian-Americans to hold the parade in the future.

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Leaders of parade protest acquitted (The Denver Post 1/21)

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