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Anti-Police Protesters Fill Streets Of Downtown Denver

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Anti-police protesters marched on the 16th Street Mall Saturday night. (credit: CBS)

Anti-police protesters marched on the 16th Street Mall Saturday night. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- About 100 anti-police protesters filled the streets of downtown Denver Saturday night. They carried signs and chanted during their demonstration.

Police suited up in their riot gear as some of the demonstrations turned destructive. Protesters broke a bank window along the 16th Street Mall.

One person was arrested for defacing public property for putting stickers near the mall.

It is unclear who the group represents or whether they are separate from the Occupy Denver protesters.

There were Marvin Booker supporters in the crowd. Booker died July 9, 2010, at the age of 56 after deputies held him down and tased him at the Denver City Jail.

The group started marching from the Denver Zoo in City Park, where a man died this summer after a scuffle with police and zoo security.

On Friday, Alonzo Ashley’s death was ruled a homicide by the coroner. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said charges will not be filed in the case because the coroner calls it a “medical judgement.” He states it is not meant to suggest there was intent to harm or use excessive force or legal culpability, but that it is a homicide.

The group ended their march at Civic Center Park.

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