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LOOK: Clashing political protests make noise despite small numbers

There were three distinct groups of activists at Civic Center Park Saturday.

Counterprotesters outside of a police line surrounding a pro-Trump march. A "Make America Great Again" rally at Civic Center Park, March 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; rally; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; civic center park; copolitics;
Counter protesters outside of a police line surrounding a pro-Trump march during a “Make America Great Again” rally at Civic Center Park, March 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There were three distinct groups of activists at Civic Center Park Saturday.

First was the “Impeach Trump Now Rally” crowd, left-leaning protesters who have been holding actions here almost every week since Inauguration Day. Then there was the “Make America Great Again” ralliers, who gathered across the park to show support of the president along with other cities today. Finally there was a group of black-clad and often masked anarchists who came specifically to counter the group of Trump supporters.


Leader of Colorado sex trafficking ring convicted on 30 counts

The case included six co-defendants and was prosecuted under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act.

DENVER (AP) — The leader of a sex trafficking ring that victimized children and adults has been found guilty by an Arapahoe County jury.

Brock Franklin was convicted on 30 criminal counts on Friday, including human trafficking of a minor, pimping a child, patronizing a prostituted child and kidnapping.


Map shows where in Denver you can complain about all that transportation racket

Let’s take a look.

(Screenshot via Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
(Screenshot via Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics this week released an interactive map of road and aviation noise — possible uses for which include finding somewhere silent to disappear to or printing out screenshots to mail to your city councilman with a strongly worded letter.

Let’s take a look.