- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Police say no protesters were arrested for shutting down a portion of U.S. Highway 36 in Boulder during rush hour.

The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/1BuvLFD) reports that the protesters lay down in the Denver-bound lanes of the highway near the University of Colorado in silence for 4.5 minutes Monday evening. Each minute of the “die in” represented an hour that the body of 18-year-old Michael Brown remained on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.

Organizer Kevin Recinos then read the protesters’ demands, including the “demilitarization” of local law enforcement and a Congressional hearing on racial profiling and police abuses, before they marched back into the city.

Around 200 people participated in the protest at its peak.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kobel says Boulder-bound U.S. 36 was closed during the protest.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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