COLORADO SPRINGS — A group of protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the Colorado Springs City Hall for about three hours Thursday night.
The protesters wore masks to still honor public health recommendations, while also waving signs and calling for an end to police killings of black men.
"It's so disheartening. I don't see how anyone cannot be outraged, and not be wanting to have a voice and say something about this because it's wrong," said Selena Arisiaga, one of the protesters.
Even though the group wasn't very large, Arisiaga said they felt compelled to add their voice to the national outcry over George Floyd's death. The group also wanted to honor the memory of other African Americans who've died while in police custody.
Hundreds of people gathered near the state Capitol in Denver for an hours-long protest, where shots were fired and a protester was run over by a vehicle.
Floyd's death is just one of several that have made headlines and sparked outrage recently, including the killing of Ahmad Arbery in Georgia and a video that recorded a white woman saying she was going to call police and tell them an "African American man" was "threatening [her] life." The man who recorded the video, Christian Cooper, said he asked the woman to put her dog on a leash.