AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying people they believe were involved in the removal of an American flag during a protest at a Colorado immigration detention center. Aurora police on Tuesday released photos of several people from Friday’s demonstration at the privately-run detention center.

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A demonstration, coordinated with many across the country, drew an estimated 2,000 people outside the center. Police say hundreds of them ended up crossing onto the center’s property and then some pulled down the American flag and two others, replacing the American flag with a Mexican one.

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The action at the GEO Group center was has been condemned by organizers and immigration rights activists for undercutting their message as well as lawmakers but defended by at least some demonstration participants.

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