Denver protest clean-up: Hundreds come out to clean, scrub and pick up remnants from six days and nights of marches and conflict

Marching takes volunteers. So does cleaning.

Volunteers clean up after a night of protests. (Jenny Brundin/CPR News)

Volunteers clean up after a night of protests. (Jenny Brundin/CPR News)

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For the sixth day in a row, Denver protested systemic racism and police brutality in the name of George Floyd and others Tuesday. And for the fifth day in a row, Denverites cleaned up the leftovers.

The more than 200 volunteers included everyday locals and crews with Denver Good Deeds, a program that coordinates volunteer actions for city government employees. They picked up litter around Civic Center Park and scrubbed graffiti from sidewalks and buildings that had accumulated since protests began last Thursday.

Volunteers clean up after a night of protests. (Jenny Brundin/CPR News)

Volunteers clean up after a night of protests. (Jenny Brundin/CPR News)

Elsewhere downtown, the Downtown Denver Partnership coordinated a cleanup around Skyline Park, city spokeswoman Laura Swartz said.

Tuesday’s protest was one of the largest yet — and one of the most peaceful, as marchers chanted in unity and police kept their distance.

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