Anti-War Protest at Lincoln Park Sunday

By: Jeff Morrow Email
By: Jeff Morrow Email

The First Amendment will be a hot topic Sunday as war protesters plan to rally at Lincoln Park.

Crosses were laid out at Lincoln Park Saturday as part of the war protest rally taking place Sunday at 2 p.m. Protest organizers say the message is to stop the war and hold the united states government accountable.

11 News tried to contact the regional spokespersons for both the U.S. Army and Navy but calls were not returned.

The war protestors may see opposition especially during their protest march through Grand Junction. Protestors plan to march to the local defense contractor CAPCO. Organizers say the march will be more confrontational than marches in previous years.

Organizers have created three separate marches with differing risk of arrest levels ranging from green to red.

The green level is for those wishing to participate in low-risk actions. They will split from the march at 9th and Pitkin.

Yellow level is for those wishing to participate in medium-risk actions. They will march to CAPCO and rally there.

Red level is for those wishing to participate in high-risk actions will be sitting in the CAPCO lobby, or blocking the loading docks.

Grand Junction police officials would not go on camera but did tell 11 News they are aware of the planned march but have not made any extra preparations incase the march gets out of hand.

Numerous calls to CAPCO were not returned and 11 news even went to the plant.

The protestors don't have permits to march but Grand Junction police officials say they don't need permits as long as they follow traffic laws. The protestors say they have the right to peaceably assemble according to the First Amendment.

The march is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.

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