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Arrests Made After Protesters March Down Colfax Avenue, Burn Flags

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.

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Denver Police and Colorado State Patrol were seen nearby as well as providing an escort for the marchers.

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At one point, some protesters burned a Thin Blue Line and a Donald Trump flag with a flare.

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.

CBS4's Jeff Todd reports about half of a mile of vandalism.

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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.

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At one point during the unrest, police officers deployed some kind of chemical agent and warned protesters to leave the area, the protesters say.

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