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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 02:08 AM

Aurora police investigating U.S. flag's removal during protest at immigration detention facility

Police say they will be reviewing any available video to help them identity protesters who trespassed and pulled down the American flag in front of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver, tried to burn it and replaced it with a Mexican flag.

in front of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver, tried to burn it and replaced it with a Mexican flag.



Matt Mauro

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Protestors on @ICEgov property just pulled down the American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag. The group by the doors is growing. Though most protestors are still on the street.


Friday night’s protest in Aurora, one of many coordinated across the country, drew about 2,000 people and was mostly peaceful. However, police said Saturday that a few people passed a makeshift barrier outside the center run by the GEO Group and crossed a vehicle bridge, causing hundreds to follow. Some removed three flags — the U.S., Colorado and GEO flags. The two other flags were replaced with ones with anti-police messages.

Cristian Solano-Cordova, a spokesman for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, said in a news release that those who pulled down the flags weren’t affiliated with mainstream immigrants’ rights groups but had coordinated with them to be there.

Read more: https://coloradosun.com/2019/07/14/aurora-immigration-detention-center-american-flag-investigation/

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