Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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Protesters gather again Sunday at Colorado Springs City Hall
Protesters marched to the Police Operations Center last night in silence with their fists raised in the air. Sunday night marked another night of peaceful protests, which they hope proves to the city that a curfew was never needed in the first place. The curfew, which expired this morning, will be reevaluated by the city today where they will decide if it needs to be extended or not.
Facebook group created to give support to LGBTQ teens beyond Pride Month
June is Pride month, and while our nation is taking a hard look at itself, recent data shows the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination, especially teens. One local activist says the pandemic has forced a lot of LGBTQ teens into isolation. Their parents may not know they're gay, or may not be accepting, and therefore they're stuck at home, not able to be themselves.
High fire danger today, strong winds with rain and pockets of snow overnight - Tuesday morning
We're getting ready to go on a wild weather ride over the next 24 hours! High fire danger is going to be widespread today with Red Flag Warnings in effect across all of southern Colorado today through the evening. A high wind warning is in effect overnight from 9pm through 3am due to a cold front pushing 60 mph wind gusts through El Paso and Crowley county. Rain is set to move down with the cold front overnight through Tuesday morning.
Local faith leaders stand in solidarity with protesters
When demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd started here in Colorado Springs, News5 sat down with members of the southern Colorado Ministerial Union, who said they stand in solidarity with those protesting. The protests in Colorado Springs continued peacefully on Sunday night. A 10 p.m. curfew was put into effect on Wednesday, and will be reevaluated on Monday morning by the mayor, who will decide whether or not to extend it.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know about COVID-19 this week
With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in Southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. Many businesses are able to reopen in southern Colorado after months of being closed.
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