What you need to know about Civic Center Park’s dueling demonstrations this weekend

On Saturday morning Civic Center Park will see not one but two political protests, representing opposing sides.

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Ted Campbell holds up a peace sign. 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;

Ted Campbell holds up a peace sign. The Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally at Civic Center Park, Feb. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On Saturday morning Civic Center Park will see not one but two political protests, representing opposing sides. Whichever side you find yourself on, here’s what you need to know:

Impeach Trump NOW! Rally/March

WHEN: 11 a.m.

WHERE: Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater

The local liberal protest movement has only missed one Saturday since Inauguration Day, and the Facebook event for this week’s action indicates a turnout that looks like business as usual. Speakers include regular contributors like Tay Anderson the activist known as Queen Phoenix. The event is permitted with the city and has gotten approval to march from Civic Center into downtown and back.

The organizers also have permitted use of the Capitol steps area from 10:30 a.m to 5 p.m.

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Lynette Myhren looks at Susie Guerra. A rally in support of President Trump, Feb. 27, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Colorado MAGA March

When: 12 p.m.

Where: Next to the McNichols Building

This march in support of President Trump’s goal and slogan to “make America great again” is one of many such events nationwide. Though it is not permitted with the city, the gathering does have some support behind it. A national movement to fund these events has raised about $10,000. The event’s Facebook page indicates a similar number of people to the opposing protest — about 100 — will be present. The march’s route has not been publicly posted.

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A pro-Trump rally that was opposed by a group of anarchist protesters, Mar. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

With any pro-Trump action in Denver there’s also the possibility that an extra group of activists could show up. The last time there was such a gathering it was interrupted by a small but loud group of Anarchist counter-protesters clad in black. While the liberal protest slated for the park is appearing to speak to their own supporters, the anarchist group that appeared on March 4 did so specifically to interrupt the conservative gathering.