Black Lives Matter, Pro-Police Supporters Clash at Civic Center Park
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and police supporters clashed in Denver on Sunday (July 19) at law enforcement rally in Civic Center Park.
According to Denver7, Pro Police Rally Colorado (PPRC), a pro-law enforcement group, planned a three-hour demonstration in the park that afternoon in order "to give police the support they need."
"There's graffiti everywhere, they're tearing down stuff and burning places down," group member Michael Rusher told the station. "The governors need to give police the support and we need to back Donald Trump."
However, the station reports that BLM protesters also showed up for a counter-rally, allegedly drowning out the PPRC speakers with pans, sirens, and more.
"There's not much else to say other than every cop here is a terrorist by association," BLM supporter Hale Rardin told the station.
Physical conflict soon broke out between the two sides, and police used pepper spray to counter reportedly "aggressive" protesters.
After the rallies ended, the BLM supporters continued protesting throughout the city, telling Denver7 that they'll march for "as long as it takes" to end racism.