DENVER (CBS4) – A group of protesters marched through downtown Denver Wednesday night. The group, claiming to be anti-fascist, first gathered at Cheesman Park and later marched to the State Capitol building.
Denver Police and Colorado State Patrol were seen nearby as well as providing an escort for the marchers.READ MORE: 'Read My Lips': Colorado Travel Expert Reassures Drivers Won't See A Gas Shortage
At one point, some protesters burned a Thin Blue Line and a Donald Trump flag with a flare.
Thin blue line flag pic.twitter.com/yEuNYQRZY2
— colorado people’s press (@colpeoplespress) November 5, 2020
Denver police say their reports of damage include graffiti, broken windows and a fire set in an overturned dumpster at Colfax Ave. and Washington St.READ MORE: Boulder Shooting: King Soopers Store Will Be Renovated, Expected To Reopen This Fall
CBS4’s Jeff Todd reports about half of a mile of vandalism.
Protesters made their way down Colfax in #Denver, damaging some businesses. Here’s what we know so far: https://t.co/I7t0IT0D48@CBS4Jeff will have the latest on @CBSDenver at 10. pic.twitter.com/KlBqh3mE38
— Dago Cordova (@dago_deportes) November 5, 2020
Police say they arrested several people on charges of criminal mischief, assault and weapons violations. They add a handgun, knife, hammer and bear spray were recovered.MORE NEWS: 'I Prayed So Hard': Pregnant Colorado Mom Talks About Fighting COVID In The ICU At PSL
At one point during the unrest, police officers deployed some kind of chemical agent and warned protesters to leave the area, the protesters say.