Denver Public Colleges board member Tay Anderson was taken to a hospital Wednesday after he was injured throughout a protest outdoors a homeless camp in downtown Denver.
Anderson stated that Denver police pushed him to the bottom. Movies taken on the scene and posted on social media present Anderson in the midst of a bunch that was difficult police outdoors the camp in Lincoln Park.
The protest started Wednesday morning after police and different metropolis and state officers swept out a homeless encampment within the park, simply west of the State Capitol. Movies present a crowd confronting police and later Anderson being pushed to the bottom.
Denver Public Security Director Murphy Robinson stated he heard officers didn’t pushed Anderson.
“It seems that regulation enforcement was making an attempt to shut the gate and there was a little bit of a scuffle and somebody misplaced their footing,” stated Denver Police spokesperson Christine Downs.
Downs stated no police report has been filed and the incident stays underneath investigation.
Nonetheless, when Anderson was interviewed moments after the confrontation, Anderson stated police pushed him.
Tay Anderson tells me he was hit by police. @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/D1JBWczjEz
— Jacqueline Quynh (@jquynhreports) July 29, 2020
“This hurts,” Anderson stated, clutching an ice pack to the again of his head.
“That was the police,” he added as he sat within the again seat of a automotive.
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From the hospital, Anderson texted The Denver Publish that police shoved him to the bottom. At 12:35 p.m. he tweeted an image of himself in a hospital mattress.
“My physique hurts throughout,” he wrote. “I shall be okay! STILL I RISE.”
Anderson has turn into a frontrunner within the Denver’s police protests since they erupted in late Might after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd.
It is a growing story and shall be up to date.
My physique hurts throughout … I shall be okay! STILL I RISE pic.twitter.com/lZl7u25uqG
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) July 29, 2020