Police arrest 230 protesters at Denver Columbus Day parade

Police arrested in Denver, Colorado, some 230 protestors Saturday when they blocked a Columbus Day parade route. The protesters were trying to draw attention to the genocide and history of American Indians. Many carried signs; some called Columbus a "savage" and others said "Not Genocide, Celebrate Pride."

The annual parade is sponsored by the Order of the Sons of Italy organization. Carter Barnard, a member of the Sons of Italy, said that the protestors had no right to stop the parade. "We have a permit for the parade," he said. "We don't try to stop them from their celebrations." AP has more.

 

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