Defend Denver

  • Black Bloc Confronts March 4 Trump in Denver

    March 5, 2017
    Denver, CO – As part of the national call to show support for Trump, Denver held a “March 4 Trump” at the capitol building. A counter event was called by the Denver Action Network to disrupt the rally. Unicorn riot was live in downtown Denver…...
  • Picket Line and Call-in Campaign to Cancel Turning Point USA Conference

    February 23, 2017
    Denver, CO – A campaign is underway asking the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver to cancel the Turning Point USA Western Conference scheduled for March 18-19. The call-out to picket was made by the Denver Action Network with the following information in their event page.…...
  • Denver Shuts Down I-25 in “Unite for Better Than Trump” Rally

    November 12, 2016
    Denver, CO – On Thursday evening, along with many cities across the United States, including Minneapolis (with simultaneous live Unicorn Riot broadcasts), Los Angeles, and Portland protesters came together to rally against President-elect Donald Trump. An event was called to meet at the Colorado State…...
  • Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Hosts District Attorney Candidate Forums

    October 27, 2016
    Denver, CO – The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition has been hosting District Attorney Candidate Forums, designed to offer the communities directly impacted by the District Attorney’s office, an opportunity to ask questions relevant to their most pressing issues. “The District Attorney is arguably the…...
  • No Charges Filed in Denver Police Killing of Unarmed Dion Avila Damon

    August 15, 2016
    Denver, CO – On Friday, August 12th, 2016, the office of Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey released a statement announcing that no criminal charges would be filed against Denver Police Technician Jeff Motz, who shot and killed Dion Avila Damon during a police ambush. Damon…...
  • SURJ Locks Down at Denver Police Headquarters

    July 23, 2016
    July 20th Denver, CO – Members of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Denver locked down in front of the Denver Police Headquarter Administration Building to protest police violence and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Four SURJ members locked themselves arm to arm in…...
  • Counter-Trump Rally Brings Indigenous Activists, BLM, Vets VS Hate, 3%ers & Breitbart Reporter

    July 8, 2016
    Denver, CO – When Donald Trump arrived in Denver to speak at the Western Conservative Summit on July 1st, 2016, various groups converged to show their support or opposition. An event listed as “Manda a Trump a la Chingada! // Send Trump to Hell!” hosted…...
  • Denver Foreclosure Auction Disrupted by Friends of Martin Wirth

    May 1, 2016
    “What you guys are doing is killing our communities and killing our neighborhoods. Remember that.” – Brenda Budd Denver, CO – On April 7th, 2016, protesters disrupted a foreclosure auction at the Wellington Webb Building in downtown Denver in honor of their friend Martin Wirth…...
  • One Year Later: A Cop’s Eye View of Protest Repression in Denver

    April 29, 2016
    Denver, CO – One year ago today, protesters in Denver took the streets in solidarity with the uprising taking place in Baltimore in response to the police killing of Freddie Gray. The Denver Police Department (DPD) forcefully repressed the march as soon as it began,…...
  • Denver Takes the Streets for Justice for Dion

    April 27, 2016
    Denver, CO – April 26, 2016 At around 6 PM, friends and family as well as concerned community members gathered in the 1300 block of Bannock Street outside the Denver Art Museum, just feet from where Dion Avila Damon was killed on April 12th, 2016.…...