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Dozens Of Protesters March Through Downtown Denver

DENVER (CBS4)- Dozens of protesters gathered at the state Capitol on Friday evening. After a while, they took their demonstration to the streets.

The protesters continued to grow in number from just a couple of dozen to more than 100 on Friday night.

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Some carried signs urging justice for those who died at the hands of police and "Black Lives Matter." Others chanted for change.

Copter4 flew over the march as they made their way through downtown. The protest seemed peaceful in the first few hours.

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Denver police officers followed the crowd as they marched.

The crowd continued to march and congregate as they called for an end to any federal law enforcement officers' involvement with the detaining of citizens who are protesting, like in Portland, Ore.

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People gathered, listened to the demonstrators, some cheering, others following as the group made its way east on Colfax Avenue and then north to Five Points. That's where there were calls to celebrate Black-owned businesses.

This is the latest in a series of protests that have been organized in downtown Denver and Aurora since Memorial Day weekend.

The protest continued despite pouring rain that began on Friday evening. The protesters dispersed a little after 10 p.m. Friday.

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