Protests erupted in Denver on Friday over the death of George Floyd, who died while in the custody of the Minneapolis police.

Protesters poured into the streets of Denver, stopping traffic in various parts of the city. The protest was mostly focused around the Colorado State Capital building. Hundreds of people spray-painted and defaced structures, while others yelled and threw items, causing the Denver Police to stage at an empty parking lot north of the capital. As night fell, the police clashed with the protesters, shooting tear gas into the crowd and using flash grenades to make a lot of noise. The protesters then left the area, spreading out through downtown and damaging buildings, lighting fires and throwing rocks and unopened water bottles at passing cars.

After the events of Thursday, when a protester appeared to be run over on purpose by a driver, and Friday night , the Mayor of Denver has enacted a curfew for Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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