Protesters hit streets again

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Ridgway demonstration draws hundreds

  • Ridgway resident Owen Juell, is speaks to the crowd during a demonstration in Hartwell Park on June 13. Juell and other teens organized the event, which followed another protest the week before in Ouray.
    Ridgway resident Owen Juell, is speaks to the crowd during a demonstration in Hartwell Park on June 13. Juell and other teens organized the event, which followed another protest the week before in Ouray.
  • Raven Hopgood, a 2020 graduate of Ridgway High School, speaks at the demonstration in Hartwell Park.
    Raven Hopgood, a 2020 graduate of Ridgway High School, speaks at the demonstration in Hartwell Park.
  • First responders perform CPR on a man who was participating in the march and collapsed on Clinton Street early in the event on June 13. According to Ridgway Marshal Shane Schmalz, the man had heart issues and was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital and survived. The Plaindealer was unable to determine if he was a local resident. Erin McIntyre—Ouray County Plaindealer
    First responders perform CPR on a man who was participating in the march and collapsed on Clinton Street early in the event on June 13. According to Ridgway Marshal Shane Schmalz, the man had heart issues and was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital and survived. The Plaindealer was unable to determine if he was a local resident. Erin McIntyre—Ouray County Plaindealer
Editor's Note: To watch a video about the Ouray and Ridgway protests, click here.   For the second time in as many weeks, locals gathered to join national calls for police reform and justice for George Floyd in a protest and march in Ridgway on Saturday morning. Five current and former Ridgway students organized the event, following recent protests in Ouray and Montrose. About 300 people…

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