DENVER (CBS4) — Denver police arrested 83 people Saturday night — mostly for curfew violations, the department said Sunday. Some people had additional charges for throwing missiles, damaging property and having prohibited weapons.
Police seized a gun with ammunition, a baseball bat, an axe, a chain, a pipe, pliers and other items.
“Unfortunately the actions of a few agitators are hijacking the memory and life of George Floyd. To use this tragedy to inflict harm on our community is inexcusable. These are a few items confiscated today that were intended to disrupt and cause damage to our city,” police tweeted.
Five officers were injured and treated at the hospital.
Firefighters put out 50 small fires.
The city of Denver enacted a curfew for Saturday and Sunday nights and Gov. Jared Polis activated the Colorado National Guard in hopes of stopping protests that have wreaked havoc across the city.