#DefendDenver

  • 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.…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • 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.…...
  • Denver Cop Jeff Motz Who Killed Dion Damon Has History of Violence

    April 25, 2016
    Denver Police Technician Jeffrey Motz was identified in a police press conference as having shot unarmed Dion Avila Damon seven times through the windshield of a car on Tuesday, April 12. While most media coverage in Denver focused on Dion’s alleged criminal history, no reports…...
  • Charges Dismissed After #Fight4Shani Call-in Campaign

    April 15, 2016
    Denver, CO – On the afternoon of April 14th, DA Mitch Morrissey announced that the charges against 15-year old Ashanti (Shani) Mills had been dismissed. His announcement came after a 6 month struggle by Shani and her family to fight for justice in what they…...
  • Denver Activist Martin Wirth Killed in Eviction Standoff with Sheriffs

    February 24, 2016
    On the morning of February 24th, Martin Wirth was shot and killed in Bailey, Colorado as the Park County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve him with an eviction notice in the home where he had lived since 1998. A Corporal from the Sheriff’s Office was…...
  • Release: Michael Marshall Emails from Denver Mayor Hancock’s office

    February 18, 2016
    After filing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request earlier this year, Unicorn Riot has received a batch of emails sent or received by the office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during the time period when the city was withholding video of Michael Marshall‘s death…...