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Colorado Springs Police looking to identify and possibly arrest protesters in Tuesday I-25 closure

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Springs Police Department says it has launched an investigation into a protest that caused delays and a temporary closure of Interstate-25.

On Tuesday evening, CSPD was called to I-25 near Cimarron Street for reports of about 30 protesters blocking an on-ramp and marching on the interstate on foot.

Police Chief Vince Niski says that their patrol officers were responding to several priority one dispatch calls, including a shooting. Niski says they couldn't take away more resources to immediately respond. A police department spokesperson told KRDO that officers were called to reports of shots fired on Silkwood Drive and Verde Drive between 8:20 and 8:59 p.m.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol responded in the meantime, setting up a detour to divert traffic until officers could arrive.

CSPD deployed the Public Order Response Team to disperse the protesters and make any arrests if necessary to reopen the interstate. By the time PORT arrived, police say demonstrators had fled.

CSPD says it is launching an investigation to identify the protesters involved and make arrests.

"I want to make it clear that the Colorado Springs Police Department will not tolerate blocking of freeways, damaging our community, or putting lives in danger," Niski said in a statement. "The actions of the few last night were selfish, dangerous, and create more of a divide when our community is moving forward together."

Colorado Springs / Crime / Local News

Zachary Aedo

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

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21 Comments

  1. ID them, arrest them, fine them! What they did could have been considered an Ambush attempt. Block traffic and then assault trapped citizens.
    Enforce the law or folks will take the law into their own hands. Who are they gonna call? The cops?
    Make THEM fear for their safety.

      1. Hahahahaha
        Sure pal. You sound like a broke azz sexual chocolate.
        What other tricks do you do? Beat old folks, label everyone a racist when clowns like you and your movement are the the real racist.
        Focus more on Black On Black crime and the fact that Planned Parenthood exterminates more black babies than thugs that killed by Police. Protest for that and maybe folks will take you seriously.
        Until then ask where all those BLM donations are going? Anyone seen a nickel of that money or are you just being used?? What suckers.
        Don’t be surprised when you get run over or shot by a citizen defend8mg themselves from your little terrorist group that was hijacked by White, fascist ANTIFA. Why is that black folks can’t keep nothing for themselves. So sad.
        Have a nice day and remember, slavery was abolished so it is a non issue. You can’t change history no matter how many statues you try to tear down. Everyone has the same rights regardless if you feel you need more based on skin color. Nobody has to do what you demand and you will be the cause of your own failures, loses and nobody from the civil war is.
        I’m mean keep voting Democrat, it has worked wonders for the Black Community right???

  2. How dumb do you have to be to think, “If we shut down I25 we can get what we are after and gain public support”.

    This is just some dumb people who are board and think they are clever. I hope they identify and prosecute them.

  3. I guess these idiot “protesters” don’t realize that the more they piss off the average citizen, the less likely anyone is to hear their actual message.

  4. While I personally do not agree with the method used, all of you right wing nutcases need to realize you are not the only one who believes in the 2nd amendment. Who You going to call?

    1. See, we don’t call the cops first. We defend our families and selves first. Then we call the cops.
      We don’t use them to intimidate and threaten others. We use them to defend ourselves, family, property and the defenseless.
      That’s the difference. YOU Made a threat.

        1. Seems like those BLM losers and their white handlers didn’t want get close…..they ran while yelling hollow insults like losers do!!!

          They won!

    2. Lol. You’re funny! So you’re a far left nutcase? No need to answer because of your “tolerance” you are the perfect example of the far left! Let me add that you fell for the old “you’re oppressed and there is nothing you can do”. Hmmm I know several black people that have done very well in life and if you act like a responsible member of society you should do fine. Plus stay out of the big liberal cities, most far left nutjobs like yourself are racist.

  5. I don’t make threats, I make promises. I also use my 2nd amendment rights to protect myself and others from nutcases like you. What are you a veteran from??? Your mancave???? I am a PROUD 28 year USMC Vietnam Vet. All you know how to do is blather on. Go drink some more trump koolaid, aka bleach.

    1. Look pops, you probably have 25 years on me. I served my country for 22 years and have the combat patches to prove it. The fact that you are a vet and black and whatever you want to tack on to hide from criticism does not bother or frighten me one bit. Democrats usually find and as to hide from being challenged. You can use you skin color to intimidate but I ain’t white. Nice try Marine.
      Sad to see a vet who wants to intimidate American Citizens.
      Why don’t you just be a man instead of a bunch of descriptions of what you are?
      Seriously, what are you going to do? You really going to assault someone who has a differing opinion than yours? You need help man.
      Nutcases? Compared to what? Conservatives and President Trump supporters are not looting, rioting, killing, destroy theirs and others neighborhoods! Give examples of this happening.
      White supremacy? Show us proof WS are at those riots! That is your boogie man to claim Conservatives are instigating violence. Ain’t no Trump voters out there. Those white kids are radicals and you are on their side. Not me.
      Enemies foreign and domestic. Remember that.
      Didn’t see a Trump flag on I-25 yesterday.

    2. Lol. How old are you son? We all know you’re not a vet. 28 year USMC Vietnam vet!! Lol. You really need a beer buddy! Plus you’re a racist fool! Remember, there’s always someone bigger and badder than you. Have a great day man. I’m going to sleep well knowing I’m not a pathetic tool like you.

    3. 28 year Vietnam Vet?
      So it is 2020. Vietnam war ended in 1975. That was 45 years ago. If you enlisted at the end of the war at 18 then you would be in your sixties now and that means you saw no “action”.

      Typically unless you are an officer they cut your off around 20-22 years. It is very rare for an enlisted person to make 28 years in the marines.
      I call BS on your claims. Unless you are in your nineties and in that’s case you wouldn’t mess with online commenting.

      Stolen Valor Punk

  6. You want to protest, make a sign, stand alongside the road, waive you sign, rip your hair out, flagellate yourself, all fine. Don’t block the road. I have to go to work and don’t need any of your opinion to fill my day.

    1. Yes yes yes.

      “I’m against protesting…..I just don’t know how to show it.” – Mitch Hedberg

  7. I’m trying not to be ungrateful to the police, but were they so outnumbered as to not arrest the’protesters’ Obstructing I-25 AT The TIME THEY Were Breaking The Law?!? Ever heard the phrase, “Day Late, Dollar Short”?

  8. They couldn’t get the protesters cleared out sooner?

    Does the city own several big dump trucks? You know, the ones with the big plows on the front?

    Asking for a friend…

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