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Dozens protest outside of Denver coffee shop over controversial sign

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Dozens gathered outside of a coffee shop in Denver after a controversial sign was displayed outside of the shop.

"You have failed us, you have left us out, you have left us behind," shouted one of the protesters to the crowd. People were getting loud outside of Ink Coffee on 2851 Larimer Street in Denver. 

This is all because of a sign that was displayed outside of the coffee house that read, "Happily Gentrifying the Neighborhood since 2014."

Locals got fired up after this sign was put up, as this has been a hot topic in Denver since so many people have been moving into the city's different neighborhoods. 

According to dictionary definitions, gentrification refers to a large number of wealthy people moving into older urban neighborhoods. The people of the community gathered outside of the coffee shop as they felt like the city wasn't supporting them but trying to push them away.

"I think the sign is symbolic of a problem we've had for a long time," said a community activist.

Although the sign brought out many negative emotions it did bring the community together.

The coffee shop was vandalized shortly after the protest and has been closed since. Ink Coffee is expected to reopen on Monday where community members say they will be waiting. 

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