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.)

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

Watch the complete speech in the video clip below:

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

STATE OF THE STATE protesters

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The protests delayed the State of the State Address.