Protest against police violence and systemic racism taking place in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS– A peaceful protest against police violence and systematic racism took place in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday.

According to the Facebook event, the creators of the event said, “Native Black Americans are still being murdered by the United States Judicial System and the Colorado Springs Police Department. We cannot stop demonstrating until they Stop Killing Us.”

Protesters started outside of the city’s administration building.

“Not just for Mayor Suthers to see but for the whole city government. This is where a lot of decisions actually get made,” said protest organizer Timothy Vilgiate.

They marched to Tejon Street to share their message.

“We just cant let this moment be a moment, we have to have change from this moment,” said organizer Chineta Lynn.

“We think that it’s important to continue to be out here, continue to put pressure on the city to make meaningful systemic changes,” said organizer Timothy Vilgiate.

Protesters also passed out flyers for a coat drive for the homeless community.

To donate: drop off coats, gloves, blankets, scarves, sleeping bags, and other items to the Chinook Center at 2551 Airport Road #107, Colorado Springs CO 80910.

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