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.

DENVER, CO – MAY 30: Police officers drive around the streets surrounding the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the death of George Floyd continue for a third night on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Police seized a gun with ammunition, a baseball bat, an axe, a chain, a pipe, pliers and other items.

(credit: Denver Police)

“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.

(credit: Denver Police)

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.

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  1. Michael Corn says:

    It is unfortunate that this country, following WWII, has progressed very little in race relations. There have been lots of riots – Watts, many killings of people like Marvin Booker and Floyd. Nothing will change. Look at Epstein and Trump, above the law. Look at the earth, stripped of resources and it’s climate change for the profit of the corporations.

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