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It cost less than $100 to clean graffiti left by protestors in Colorado Springs, but shattered glass remains


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Amid several days of protests, some of which have turned into chaotic scenes, statues and government buildings in Colorado Springs have been vandalized.

When the buildings in Colorado Springs are covered in graffiti, and glass is still shattered from the night before, cleaning up seems pointless to some. Many don't understand the damage and destruction caused during protests denouncing the death of George Floyd, while others understand the pain and anger behind it.

Monday, shattered glass can still be seen at the El Paso County Courthouse. Less than a mile away on the staircase of City Hall, in red lettering, the words 'Love Wins' was once spray painted.

It's a phrase that peaceful protestors say they want to get across, one that addresses the problem of inequality by invoking something that can unite us all: love.

On Nevada and Platte, BLM was spray-painted on a statue of William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs.

The abbreviation is for 'Black Lives Matter', a movement that campaigns against violence and systemic racism.

By Monday, graffiti that was painted on about 40 locations downtown was gone. The city's team took to the streets early in the morning to wipe away the markings; the cost was estimated at less than $100 by the City of Colorado Springs, but the clean-up is paid for with taxpayer money.

As teams clean up what's left downtown, they prepare for the possibility of more damage and more protests Monday night and into the week.

Colorado Springs / Crime / El Paso County Crime / Local News / Money

Alexis Dominguez

Alexis is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Alexis here.



  1. You act ghetto, you want to break and burn things and destroy your community and the businesses that provide for you?
    Your ghetto mentality is what keeps you uneducated and poor.
    You act hood people who want better in life will always look at you as hood. They will leave you behind and they don’t owe you anything.

  2. How can the clean up of 40 locations of graffiti be less than $100 when just the other day it was reported that a graffiti artist marked 350 locations and it cost $20,000 to clean up? There is a significant disparity there.

  3. “I will never attend an anti-war (anti-justice, anti-peace) rally; if you have a Peace rally, invite me.” – Mother Teresa

    No Justice, No Peace…


    Know Justice, Know Peace?

    That is the question.

  4. Just how did cleaning up graffiti at 40 location cost less than $100? Was it less than $100 in supplies? Or was it done using people on Community Service hours?

  5. Look at that loser the can’t even kick a tear has can probably sucked at kick ball as well.

  6. The damage and violence is overshadowing the message with darkness. But it’s working for Trump. Once again deflecting from his Corona failure. Thugs being encouraged by a thug.

  7. I am ticked off at the police so I am going to burn the 7-11 at the corner or I am going to burn a Bar down, better yet lets burn low cost housing down! Can someone explain how burning or damaging a business going to help anyone?
    I have a friend who is Jamaican he is very hard working but with everything going on he is having a hard time not being able to make a living. Because of the shut down now we have this and he does not want to be associated with these people who want nothing more than to make everyone poorer.

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