Fifth day of Denver student protests against police

December 9, 2014

For a fifth school day, Denver students have walked out of class to protest police actions in New York and Ferguson, Missouri. 

Tuesday's protests included students from the Denver School of Science, Kipp High School, GALS High School, and Baker Middle School, according to the Denver Police Department.

Tweets from the scene show students walking along sidewalks, not streets, and sitting at the state Capitol.

The protests began last Wednesday, when East High students marched down Colfax Avenue to the Capitol. On Thursday and Friday, students from several high schools walked for miles to state buildings, sometimes blocking traffic. 

On Monday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told students "go back to the classroom" and join him in a new series of conversations on race relations. The conversations are scheduled to begin on Dec. 19. A location and time will be announced later.

Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly named a school involved in a student walkout. The story has been updated with the correct school and name.

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