Jacob Blake, Black man shot by police in Wisconsin, honored in Denver

Blake is in critical condition after police shot him in the back seven times on Sunday.

Sheree Barbour listens to a speaker during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. Hundreds gathered in support of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot at least seven times in the back by police in Wisconsin.

Sheree Barbour listens to a speaker during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. Hundreds gathered in support of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot at least seven times in the back by police in Wisconsin.

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Hundreds of protesters and community organizers gathered at Manual High School Monday for the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” protest.

Blake, a Black man, is in critical condition after a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot him in the back seven times on Sunday after he tried to break up a fight between several women. A video shows an officer shooting Blake as he was trying to enter a vehicle. Some of Blake’s children were in the back seat, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Keep scrolling to see photos from last night’s event.

MiDian Holmes raises her hand when a speaker asks who has had a gun pointed at them by police. Holmes was attending the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

MiDian Holmes raises her hand when a speaker asks who has had a gun pointed at them by police. Holmes was attending the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Elisabeth Epps, founder of the Colorado Freedom Fund, leads the closing chant during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains,” chanted Epps with the crowd.

Elisabeth Epps, founder of the Colorado Freedom Fund, leads the closing chant during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains,” chanted Epps with the crowd.

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Hazel Jones, 9, holds a homemade sign to support Jacob Blake.

Hazel Jones, 9, holds a homemade sign to support Jacob Blake.

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Attendees bow their heads in prayer for Jacob Blake and victims of police brutality during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

Attendees bow their heads in prayer for Jacob Blake and victims of police brutality during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Andrea Duby listens to speakers during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

Andrea Duby listens to speakers during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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A protest sign at the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

A protest sign at the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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From left, Elisabeth Epps, Quincy Shannon and Tay Anderson raise their fists during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

From left, Elisabeth Epps, Quincy Shannon and Tay Anderson raise their fists during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Sheree Barbour holds a flower during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

Sheree Barbour holds a flower during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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A sign leans on a protester during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

A sign leans on a protester during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Democratic Rep. James Coleman of District 7 speaks during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. Rep. Coleman said he was exhausted trying to do everything the “right” way and it seeming to not make a difference.

Democratic Rep. James Coleman of District 7 speaks during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver. Rep. Coleman said he was exhausted trying to do everything the “right” way and it seeming to not make a difference.

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A Black Lives Matter sign rests on the grass after the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

A Black Lives Matter sign rests on the grass after the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Scott Esserman wears a 1619 shirt, the year that enslaved Africans first arrived in America, during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

Scott Esserman wears a 1619 shirt, the year that enslaved Africans first arrived in America, during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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From left, Lexie Sievert, Luke Foltz, Arianna Schwab and Teagan Glass hold their signs and skateboards during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

From left, Lexie Sievert, Luke Foltz, Arianna Schwab and Teagan Glass hold their signs and skateboards during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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A protester listens to speakers during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

A protester listens to speakers during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Attendees raise their fists in solidarity during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

Attendees raise their fists in solidarity during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake” gathering at Manual High School in Denver.

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Candace Bailey, an Aurora community organizer, speaks during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake"  about the legacy of white people enslaving, oppressing and killing Black people.

Candace Bailey, an Aurora community organizer, speaks during the “Protect Black Men: Colorado Action for Jacob Blake" about the legacy of white people enslaving, oppressing and killing Black people.

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