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‘March for Justice’ will see people march from Denver to Aurora’s ICE facility this Saturday

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 23:57:17-04

DENVER – A coalition of more than 35 local organizations will march from Denver to Aurora to denounce white supremacist violence Saturday morning.

The “March for Justice” will begin at the Martin Luther King Memorial in City Park at 10 a.m. and protesters will march along E. Colfax Ave., ending at the ICE detention facility in Aurora.

“A dissatisfaction is spreading throughout the country: violence, racism, families being separated and bigotry in all its forms.

“In the spirit of the human rights marches of the past that changed the world the enough cation coalition believes it’s our time to act,” reads a flyer from the organizers of the march, Enough Action Coalition.

Road closures during the “March for Justice”

Several road closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the Aurora Police Department.

  • East 30th Ave. from Nome St. to Peoria St.
  • Nome St. from E. 30th Ave. to E. 33rd Ave.
  • Oakland St. from E. 30t Ave. to East 33rd Ave.

Denver Police did not announce any road closures during the “March for Justice.”

Regulations for protesters in Aurora

The police department in Aurora also said that while they respect and uphold the constitutional rights of the community to exercise their right to free speech, several items will not be allowed during the “March for Justice,” among them:

  • Sticks, poles, pipes, bats (or similar objects), unless they are attached and remain attached to a sign, poster, banner or flag at all times.
  • No metal, PVC, glass, or other material will be allowed for sign supports. Sticks made of wood are ok.
  • The sticks must be 40 inches or less in length.
  • The sticks must be blunt on each end. No sharp supports are allowed.
  • Open carrying of firearms is also prohibited

Police said that violation of any of these rules will result in participants being removed from the protest. Those who are found with the prohibited items and who refuse to leave will be violating the Trespass section of the Aurora Municipal Code, police said.