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Colorado leaders call for calm after violent protest

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DENVER (AP) - Leaders in Colorado are calling for calm and unity after protesters swarmed Denver on Thursday in a demonstration over the killing a black man in police custody in Minneapolis.

Watch an update from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock below:

They blocked traffic and smashed vehicles while running from gunfire and police tear gas.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock both denounced the killing of George Floyd but said people shouldn't resort to violence.

Hancock said the Denver police department isn't the enemy and appealed to people of all races to work together, especially in the midst of the pandemic.

Polis called it a “very sad night" for Colorado.

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  1. People just out to get outside and raise heck. They have no real regard for the person who was killed or they’d show more respect for him than to riot and become violent. Just an excuse to let out their aggressive tendencies. PS don’t jump on the hood of any cars trying to drive through the street. It doesn’t end well for anyone.

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