Denver students team up for after-school protest


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DENVER (AP) — Denver high school students teamed up after school to protest police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.

About 150 students from various schools gathered at City Park on Friday afternoon, writing chalk messages on the ground, including "I can't breathe." That's a reference to Eric Garner, who died in July after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold while trying to arrest him.

The students, who also chanting "no justice, no peace" and "we matter," then marched to the state Capitol.

Students in the Denver area have been walking out of class daily for more than a week, but the latest protest is the first to be scheduled after school. They want to show that the protest movement isn't about skipping class.

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