Thousands in Denver protest business closures over virus

Colorado News

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people staged a peaceful protest outside Colorado’s Capitol against the state’s stay-at-home order and its business closures.

The governor’s orders have been in place since March 26 as the means to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Denver’s protesters joined others in the West, including Utah, Idaho and Washington state, who have staged rallies demanding immediate action to reopen states for business. Horn-honking motorists circled the Capitol building in Denver as pedestrians, some not wearing masks, congregated on the west lawn. They waved American flags and held hand-crafted signs.

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