— Tay Anderson stood on North Broadway in the heart of downtown Denver,
hundreds of protesters milling around him. SWAT officers pulled up, got
out of their cars, gripping paintball and tear-gas guns, and tried to
herd the crowd back onto the sidewalk.
protest that Friday had been noisy but peaceful. Now, as rush-hour
traffic eased its way past the mass, the situation grew tense and
uncertain. Officers shoved Anderson as he tried to ask the commander for
permission to remain on the thoroughfare.