Police used tear gas and impact munition to stop protesters as they attempted to take down the fence around Denver's district 6 police precinct, on Friday night. The protesters marched in anger over a homeless encampment cleared by police earlier in the summer.
Protesters could be seen protecting themselves from police with umbrellas and shielding themselves behind dumpsters and they rushed towards the precinct, amid clouds of tear gas.
The march was sparked by weeks of rising tensions after Denver police cleared multiple homeless camps in the city, including the largest one in Lincoln Park, across from the capitol building, where authorities set up a guarded fence. Protesters initially planned to gather at Lincoln park to tear down the fence, but reportedly marched past it and shook the fence around the «D6» police precinct, which partially collapsed.