Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside an Aurora, Colorado, municipal building Saturday demanding systemic change and justice in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police applied a chokehold.
Saturday's demonstrations organized by the Denver chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation began with a march and rally followed by a youth-led protest and a violin vigil, the Denver Post reported.
One protester, Franklin Williams, 25, said he attended to show support and to make sure the fervor continues beyond Saturday.
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"This shouldn’t be a moment," Williams said. "This should be a movement."
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