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Columbus Day parade, protest turn out peaceful

The annual Columbus Day parade in Denver, Colorado, was relatively uneventful with no arrests and no confrontations reported.

The Sons of Italy-New Generation staged the parade on Saturday. They were met by about 250 to 300 protesters from the American Indian Movement and other groups.

The parade was briefly blocked when about 20 people laid on the street as a red liquid was poured on the street. After about 15 minutes, the people were carried away on stretchers and a fire truck cleaned the street.

On Friday, the Four Directions/All Nations march was held. Speakers said it was wrong to honor Christopher Columbus, whose trip to the Americas led to the genocide of indigenous peoples.

Get the Story:
Parade journeys in peace (The Denver Post 10/9)
Peace, protest mix at march (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 10/8)
Protesters attempt to block Columbus Day Parade route (AP 10/8)
Columbus remains controversial (The Magic Valley Times-News 10/10)

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