People against systemic racism and police violence plan to ‘flood’ Denver City Council meeting again

The action would follow a similar one from last week.

Protesters lie face down around a Denver Police Department SUV in the middle of Lincoln Street on Monday, June 8, 2020. (Carl Glenn Payne/For Denverite)

Protesters lie face down around a Denver Police Department SUV in the middle of Lincoln Street on Monday, June 8, 2020. (Carl Glenn Payne/For Denverite)

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Following last week’s takeover of the Denver City Council meeting where scores of people demanded drastic reforms to the Denver Police Department and called for defunding the institution altogether, protesters are planning another action Monday night.

Last week’s event took place during the council’s weekly legislative meeting and was organized in part by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. According to social media posts on Reddit and Twitter, the Afro Liberation Front is organizing tonight’s protest, though Denverite was unable to confirm with representatives from the organization.

The social media posts ask residents to “flood” the council meeting and quotes Mario Savio, an activist who participated in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Among other things, the council will decide Monday whether to ask voters in November to give the legislative branch more power over 14 key mayoral appointments, including the head of the sheriff, police and safety departments.

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