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.
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.)READ MORE: 'I Feel Great Sadness': Suzanne Morphew's Sister Talks About Forgiveness, Justice After Barry Morphew's Murder Arrest
The protesters said they were trying to get their message out about climate change.READ MORE: Community Pitches In To Cleanup After East Troublesome Fire
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.MORE NEWS: Rollover Crash Causes Delays On Northbound I-225 At E. 6th Ave. In Aurora
The protests delayed the State of the State Address.