Arrests made over Colorado state Capitol vandalism

November 6, 2014
Photo: Colorado state Capitol vandalism (AP Photo)
This Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows graffiti on the Colorado state Capitol in Denver. Ten people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Ten people have been arrested after the Colorado State Capitol was spray-painted with graffiti, some of it referring to the Internet activist group Anonymous.

The vandalism occurred Wednesday during a demonstration at the Capitol in downtown Denver.

Police say most of the arrests were on charges of destruction of property. One person was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, but no details were released.

Graffiti was painted on exterior walls, windows and steps on the Capitol's west side, a popular site for protests, rallies and news conferences. Crews worked to clean up the graffiti Thursday morning.

Earlier in the day, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper declared victory in his re-election campaign just inside the west doors.

The Capitol dome underwent a $17 million restoration this year but it didn't appear to be affected by the graffiti.

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