DENVER (CBS4)– More than three dozen protesters were arrested during the Colorado State of the State address at the state Capitol on Thursday. The group unfurled a banner from a balcony before the address by Gov. Jared Polis.

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Denver police officers helped the Colorado State Patrol with the arrests, which totaled 38 people. (The CSP is in charge of security at the building.)

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The protesters said they were trying to get their message out about climate change.

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Watch the complete speech in the video clip below:

They were arrested for investigation of trespassing, investigation of disrupting a lawful assembly and investigation of obstruction of a peace officer.

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STATE OF THE STATE protesters

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The protests delayed the State of the State Address.