, some 300 Colorado College students and members of the public, lead by the college's Black Student Union, walked from campus, through downtown, and back, mostly on Cascade Avenue. Called Kneel Down for Michael Brown
, the protest was objecting to a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The Colorado Independent had this summary
of the afternoon's events:
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.”
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.
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.