DENVER (CBS4) — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Denver held its annual Marade on Monday. The march and parade is one of the biggest MLK Day celebrations in the country.

The marade started at 10:45 a.m. at City Park. Participants marched up East Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park.

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A three-mile section of Colfax was closed to traffic during the event.

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The Marade celebrates Dr. King’s marches through the South and his influence on civil rights.

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The annual event has filled Denver’s streets since the 1980s. The theme of this year’s event is “We Cry Freedom.”

 

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