Mayor Hancock extends citywide curfew ahead of Monday’s march

The citywide curfew will last through Thursday.

Denver Police officers in riot gear walk onto block around the Capitol as they fill the lawn with tear gas to push protesters away. May 29, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Police officers in riot gear walk onto block around the Capitol as they fill the lawn with tear gas to push protesters away. May 29, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

200219-ANA-CAMPBELL-STAFF-PHOTO-KEVINJBEATY-05-sq2

Mayor Hancock announced on Colorado Matters this morning that he will extend the citywide curfew imposed over the weekend through Thursday. The curfew will start at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m.

A march honoring George Floyd’s death is planned for tonight at 5 p.m. at the State Capitol.

Hancock first imposed curfew on Saturday following two days of protests that included some rioting. Over the weekend, Gov. Polis called in the National Guard to assist Denver police.

This story is developing and will be updated as more details emerge.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver. Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Weird times

Denverite is powered by you. In these weird times, the local vigilance, the local context, the local flavor — it’s powered through your donations. If you’d miss Denverite if it disappeared tomorrow, donate today.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.