Denver, CO Riots – 5/29/2020

Protests over the death of George Floyd erupt as protesters light fires and clash with police on May 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.
Shot Description

00:00 – Protesters surround the Denver capitol building as police throw flashbangs.

00:21 – Protesters throw gas canisters fired by police back at them as the scene heats up.

01:03 – Protesters in front of the capitol building flee police.

02:37 – Protesters vandalize a monument shortly before a flashbang goes off.

02:59 – Police shoot gas canisters as they drive by, dispersing a crowd.

03:55 – Protesters set fire to a monument and there’s an explosion.

04:13 – Protesters flee police near the burning monument.

04:26 – Scene with capitol building in background as a monument burns and gas is fired by police.

04:41 – Protesters scream “no justice, no peace” in front of Denver capitol building.

05:04 – Protester in vehicle with megaphone rallies protesters in front of capitol building.

05:30 – Protesters heckle police as firefighters put out nearby fire.

05:52 – Police reinforcements arrive in numbers. Police sirens blaring.

06:10 – Various shots of protesters chanting.

06:41 – Riot police stand guard at an intersection as protesters walk buy. Capitol building in the background.

06:52 – Another wide shot of police in riot gear with capitol building in background.

07:09 – Closeup of police in riot gear with capitol in background, with radio chatter on protester movements clearly audible.

07:23 – A group of bikers rev and wheelie past protesters and police.


48 Replies to “Denver, CO Riots – 5/29/2020”

  1. Stay indoors until the dust settles. Just remember whatever you rioters destroy it will be replaced and cost more taxpayer dollars. Property taxpayers, which will trickle down to the renters. Do you want your rent to go up? If not then protest without destroying property.

  2. Just need to point out that the vast majority of protests aren't like this. Seems like all of the towns in my state are having marches and I've only heard of one incident. And it was peaceful the entire day until a curfew was enforced by police force and that's when it got bad

  3. Denver cops beat me up trying to sheild a Mexican .an they were stomping on his head then colluded a story at court and they left me scarred some cops are just nasty

  4. This has been going every year for the past 20 yrs……some notables….obviously rioting and destroying property as well as looting doesn't work.

    2000 – Elián González affair, Miami, Florida
    2000 – Brooks Brothers riot, Miami-Dade county, Florida
    2000 – Puerto Rican Day Parade attacks, June 11, Central Park, New York City
    2001 – Seattle Mardi Gras riot, February 27, 2001, Seattle, Washington
    2001 – 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 10–12, Cincinnati, Ohio
    2003 – Benton Harbor riot, June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan
    2003 – Miami FTAA Protests, November 2003, Miami, Florida
    2004 – 2004 American League Championship Series, October 21, 1 dead, Boston, Massachusetts
    2005 – Civil disturbances and military action in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, August – Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
    2005 – 2005 Toledo riot, October 15, Toledo, Ohio
    2006 – San Bernardino punk riot, March 4, San Bernardino, California
    2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée, May 1, Los Angeles, California
    2009 – Riots against BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, January 7, 120 arrested, Oakland, California
    2009 – Akron riots, March 14, 2009, 7 arrested; and July 2009, unknown number arrested, Akron, Ohio
    2009 – 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit protests, Sept. 24–25, 193 arrested
    2010 – Springfest riot, April 10, 200 police disperse crowd of 8,000 using tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and bean bag rounds, near the campus of James Madison University; dozens injured. 30–35 arrested; Harrisonburg, Virginia.
    2010 – Santa Cruz May Day riot, May 1, 250 rampage through downtown Santa Cruz attacking 18 businesses, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages. 1 arrested. Santa Cruz, California.
    2010 – Oakland protest riot, November 5, Police made more than 150 arrests as a crowd broke windows and knocked down fences, protesting sentence of former BART officer in shooting of Oscar Grant on New Years Day 2009; see BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant. Oakland, California
    2011 Madison Occupation. Portestors storm and occupy the Wisconson state capitol building for 18 days.
    2011 – Occupy Wall Street (Brooklyn Bridge protests). Demonstrators blocked the bridge and more than 700 people were arrested. New York, New York
    2011 – Occupy Oakland Oakland protests riots. October. Protesters shattered windows, set fires, and plastered buildings with graffiti. Riot police fired heavy amounts of tear gas on the protesters.
    2012 – NATO 2012 Chicago Summit, May. Conflict between riot police and protesters. Dozens of demonstrators clubbed and arrested.
    2012 – Anaheim police shooting and protests, July 28. Violence erupted after multiple shootings in the neighborhood by police that included unarmed Manuel Diaz. 24 people were arrested.
    2013 – Flatbush Riots, March 11, Riots in Brooklyn, New York after the death of Kimani Gray who was shot and killed by NYPD.
    2014 – Bundy Standoff, April 5–May, an armed confrontation between supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and law enforcement following a 21-year legal dispute in which the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained court orders directing Bundy to pay over $1 million in withheld grazing fees for Bundy's use of federally-owned land adjacent to Bundy's ranch in southeastern Nevada.
    2014 – Ferguson unrest, Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, August 10 and November 24. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, protests erupt in the streets. Police respond with riot gear, tear gas, sound canons, police dogs, concussion grenades, rubber bullets, pepper balls, wooden bullets, beanbag rounds, tasers, pepper spray, and armored vehicles. Unrest occurred continuously for weeks in August, and sporadically through December, with nearly daily protests throughout the period and rioting following the non-indictment announcement on Nov 24. Unrest again occurred on the one year anniversary in August 2015, with dozens of arrests.
    2014 – St. Louis, Missouri – October 8, police vehicle windows broken as rage at the killing of Vonderrit Myers Jr. Protests continued for days afterward, during the nearby and ongoing Ferguson Unrest.
    2014 – New York, New York, and Berkeley, California – After prosecutors and a grand jury refused to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, protests erupted in New York City and other cities.
    2014 Oakland riots, November–December, A series of riots and civil disturbances that took place in Oakland and the surrounding area, in reaction to the events involving the Shooting of Michael Brown and later, the death of Eric Garner, Oakland, California
    2014 – Berkeley, Missouri, December 23–24. Antonio Martin is shot to death by police in a St. Louis suburb nearby to Ferguson, leading to violent conflict with police, and looting.
    2015 – 2015 Baltimore protests, April 25–28. Days of protests break out following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. 34 people are arrested and 15 Officers injured after rioting and looting break out. Gray's funeral was held on April 27 and followed by further protests and looting. Governor Hogan had preemptively activated the Maryland National Guard, while the Maryland State Police had activated at least 500 officers.
    2015 – St. Louis, Missouri, August 19. Conflict with police following fatal shooting by St. Louis police officers of black teenager Mansur Ball-Bey leads to deployment of tear gas then burned car, buildings, and looting. Protests continue in subsequent days with tensions remaining high.
    2016 – Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, January–February 2016. 1 killed and several dozen arrested at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.
    2016 – 2016 Donald Trump Chicago rally protest, March 11. Five people arrested and two police officers injured during a demonstration at the UIC Pavilion.
    2016 – Democracy Spring rally in April. March to Washington D.C. and sit-ins lead to arrests.
    2016 – 2016 Sacramento riot, June 26, A confrontation between white nationalists and left-wing counter protesters at the California State Capitol. Ten people were hospitalized for stabbing and laceration wounds.
    2016 – Widespread protests erupt in response to two deaths at the hands of police, the Shooting of Alton Sterling and shooting of Philando Castile. At least 261 people were arrested in protests in New York City, Chicago, St. Paul, Baton Rouge, and other cities.
    2016 – 2016 Milwaukee riots, Sherman Park, August 13–15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    2016 – 2016 Charlotte riot, September 20–21, Protests and riots break out in response to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer.
    2016 – Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 411 protesters arrested. Multiple skirmishes with police, with vehicles, hay bales, and tires set on fire.
    2016 – Anti-Trump protests, November 9–27. As a result of Donald Trump elected as 45th President of the U.S., thousands protested across twenty-five American cities, and unrest broke out in downtown Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. In Oakland, over 40 fires started and police officers were injured.
    2017 – Berkeley, California, February 1, civil unrest ensued at UC Berkeley as Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on the campus.[5][6]
    2017 – 2017 Anaheim, California protests, February 21, protesters demonstrate after police officer grabs boy and fires his gun. Protesters damage property and throw bottles and rocks at police.
    2017 – May Day, violence breaks out at May Day protests in Olympia, and Portland, as masked anarchists damage property and clash with police.
    2017 – 2017 Unite the Right rally, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 11–12. At a Unite the Right rally of white nationalists and white supremacists opposing the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, rally attendees and counter-protesters clashed, sometimes violently. A woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and 19 other injured when a rally attendee drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors. Two law enforcement officers also died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the event.
    2017 – 2017 St. Louis protests, beginning September 15, large protests erupted when police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith on December 20,

  5. Critical thinkers should check out ReallyGraceful channel, she does a great breakdown on George Floyd, the cop involved and the riots.

  6. My fellow law abiding citizens. I’m sure this is causing lots of emotions and anxiety right now. It has my wife worried and me as well. Let’s stay vigilant and ready. CCW holders carry your weapons. Protect your families at all cost. I hate to say this but I think this will get much worse. I hope I’m wrong. I pray I’m wrong.

  7. I don't understand this. Denver is not know for Police Brutality, especially not in the way other cities are… Something sinister is brewing, and these "protesters" don't seem to see that they are being used to destroy their own home… unless they are not from the area. It does not make sense to protest for justice for George Floyd when the vast majority agrees that what happened was wrong, and that the officers were fired, and the murderer is being charged to the full extent of the law. What a contrast between protests to be able to return to work and this.

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