For the first time in 7 weeks, there were no major protests on Saturday

For seven weeks protesters rallied in Denver on Saturday afternoons. This week was the first break in that streak.

Civic Center Park, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Civic Center Park, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) civic center park; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Civic Center Park did not host any protests today, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For seven weeks straight since Inauguration Day, we’ve covered major protests, many of which went down at Civic Center Park or the Capitol. Today marks the first Saturday that there were no high-profile political actions in the city (though there was something last night).

Though this is really just meant to be an observation of the end of a nearly two-month streak, it bears mentioning that a lot of people are asking how long Colorado’s post-election political rage would last. This is particularly true within the defeated, newly-motivated left-leaning camp.

In any case, here’s a recap of the last seven Saturdays. We’ll let you decide if people are running out of steam or else just took the day off to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Was there something big we missed? Email me.

Jan. 21: One day after Inauguration Day, the Denver Women’s March started it all.

Kris Montoya stands at Civic Center Park during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Kris Montoya stands at Civic Center Park during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jan. 28: President Trump’s first “travel ban” caused hundreds of people to flock to DIA. This action had the least notice of any on this list. It also caused a lawsuit that seeks to change DIA’s “first amendment expression” policies.

Amal Kassir talks to DIA police Commander Tony Lopez, who tells her that first amendment expression in the airport is prohibited without a permit. Protests at DIA. Jan. 28, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) immigration; refugees; politics; protest; copolitics; rally; dia; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Amal Kassir talks to DIA police Commander Tony Lopez, who tells her that first amendment expression in the airport is prohibited without a permit. Protests at DIA. Jan. 28, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Feb. 4: The rally to “protect our Muslim neighbors” met at Civic Center Park.

Zahra Abdulameer stands in the ampitheater at the Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally at Civic Center Park, Feb. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) march; protest; muslim neighbors; civic center park; copolitics; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite;
Zahra Abdulameer stands in the amphitheater at the Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally at Civic Center Park, Feb. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Feb. 11: Anti-abortion protesters rallied outside of Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, calling for the government to defund the organization. A counter protest went down later at Skyline Park.

Pro-life activist Tom Uebbing bows his head as Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;
Pro-life activist Tom Uebbing bows his head as Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer. A “Defund Planned Parenthood” Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Feb. 18: Hundreds marched from Civic Center Park to the First Unitarian Society of Denver in support of Jeanette Vizguerra.

Demonstrators march along 14th Avenue in Capitol Hill during the Defend Our Constitution march. Feb. 18, 2017. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)
Demonstrators march along 14th Avenue in Capitol Hill during the Defend Our Constitution march. Feb. 18, 2017. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Feb. 25: Healthcare activists protested the Affordable Care Act’s repeal at Civic Center Park and immigration activists rallied outside of the GEO private detention facility.

Misun Oh holds a tiny flag at a rally outside of the GEO private immigrant detention facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) ICE; immigration; deportation; aurora; protest; rally; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite
Misun Oh holds a tiny flag at a rally outside of the GEO private immigrant detention facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

March 4: A pro-Trump rally was interrupted by anarchist protesters at the Capitol. Also, immigration activists crowded two bridges over I-25.

A pro-Trump rally that was opposed by a group of anarchist protesters, Mar. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; rally; copolitics; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite; capitol hill;
A pro-Trump rally that was opposed by a group of anarchist protesters, Mar. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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