COLORADO SPRINGS– Before the 2020 Presidential Election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, supporters of current President Donald Trump were preparing to protest in state capitols across the country. The Colorado rally shifted 90 miles south of Denver, however, apparently because open-carry is illegal there.
The rally, called “Stop the Steal,” arose in the final days of the election, as Trump and his supporters questioned the integrity of the voting process.
FOX21 News crews set up in downtown Colorado Springs Saturday morning, to stream the protest as it happens.
3:45 p.m. UPDATE
The rally has concluded.
3:10 p.m. UPDATE
The majority of Trump protesters have left and counter-protesters have moved over to the City Hall.
3:05 p.m. UPDATE
FOX21 News crews on scene are seeing crowd sizes begin to dwindle.
2:50 p.m. UPDATE
Some verbal confrontations are continuing between protesters and counter-protesters. Colorado Springs Officers have asked people to stay off the street and medians and stay, safely, on sidewalks.
2:35 p.m. UPDATE
Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR are assisting with an injured man who was taken to the hospital.
2:30 p.m. UPDATE
Colorado Springs Police are assisting with traffic and have placed cones on the road.
2:00 p.m. UPDATE
Colorado Springs Police have reopened Nevada.
1:55 p.m. UPDATE
Colorado Springs Police have closed down Nevada between Tejon and Bijou in both directions.
12:00 p.m. UPDATE
Around 12:00 p.m., over 300 people gathered with flags and signs on the steps of City Hall.
A few counter-protesters gathered across the street.
The group drove from Lone Tree to Colorado Springs at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for the 12:00 p.m. rally.
This article will be updated throughout the day.