DENVER (CBS4) – Different groups with the same message marched from the Martin Luther King, Jr. library in Aurora to Denver’s City Park on Sunday. The march, organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation – Denver, called for justice for victims of racial violence.
Many family members of recent police shootings shared their side of the story, and called for justice for their loved ones.
Multiple groups organized a Solidarity Ride for cyclists to honor Elijah McClain who was taken off of life support on Aug. 30, 2019 following a police encounter. The cyclists also used the ride to protest police brutality. The group gathered at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in Denver’s City Park on Sunday morning.
McClain was stopped by Aurora police on Aug. 24, 2019 after someone called 911 to report a suspicious person walking in the neighborhood. McClain was walking home from a convenient store.
After police tried to restrain McClain, who had not committed a crime, paramedics administered ketamine into his arm. McClain suffered cardiac arrest and was hospitalized.
He was declared brain dead on Aug. 27. He was taken off life support on Aug. 30.