The call-and-response refrain “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” rang out during much of the hour long march. One protestor’s hand-drawn sign was emblazoned: “Ferguson is not just about one bad cop.” Many read: “Kneel down for Michael Brown.” Another was scrawled in thick and adamant marker: “Stop Racism.”What follows are photos of the aftermath, taken on campus by Colorado Springs Business Journal reporter Cameron Moix. The Gazette has more photos of the actual march.
As the huge mass of people, mostly dressed in black, moved through the streets of downtown Colorado Springs, stopped cars, pedestrians and shoppers looked on — some voicing support, some jeering.
“[Mike Brown] robbed a convenient store!” yelled one onlooker in the face of the protestors, who marched on without paying him so much as a glance.
The demonstrators, who began on the campus of Colorado College, travelled a loop of around 15 blocks before returning to the central flagpole on campus where several impassioned students delivered some rousing words through a megaphone to the gathered crowd.