By Michael Abeyta

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– This weekend’s Black Lives Matter protest wasn’t happening in downtown Denver, it was in Westminster.

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“I’m here to support black people and make sure racism is no longer a thing,” said one of the protesters, an elementary school-aged boy named Lincoln.

This demonstration was organized and led by students who say they want their voices heard.

“It’s not only for the Black community. It’s for the Latina community, it’s for, you know, the Asian community. It’s for everybody,” says high school student Samara Alvrado.

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The group marched from a shopping center at 144th and Orchard to an open space area, but they weren’t alone.

A Trump support rally congregated at the same location, driving up and down the street, rolling coal- which is illegal in Colorado- cheering for the president, displaying vulgar hand gestures and shouting at the BLM marchers.

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Even with the chaos, the situation remained peaceful and everyone was able to go home safely. The students and the adults who protested them were able to exercise their First Amendment rights.

“Speak up, speak loud and do what we need to do for our community,” says Alvrado.

Michael Abeyta

Comments (2)
  1. WS Boyle says:

    “It’s not only for the Black community. It’s for the Latina community, it’s for, you know, the Asian community. It’s for everybody,” says high school student Samara Alvrado.

    It is amazing that they can’t say white and claim that they are not racists.

  2. TomTancredoFan says:

    Speaking of racism, Denver Council member Candi CdeCACA sure is racist. In an ethics complaint filed against her today, video during an August altercation with police arresting an armed protester, it shows her shaming a black cop for being there at all, and then telling a white cop, “You, I would expect this from you.” She then instructed him to read about slavery. CdeCACA views all white cops as corrupt and racist. Recall Candi CdeCACA!

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