As the US enters the twelfth day of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in honor of George Floyd, Denver has been a leading city in standing against racial injustice and police brutality. The city was one of the first, along with Washington DC, to lift their city’s curfews so protesters could take to the street in the evenings. As the protests grow bigger and stronger, spilling out into major cities around the globe, Colorado-based producer GRiZ took to the streets of Denver to show out his support.
During GRiZ’s time on the streets, he posted a solid video of Denver being Denver. Members of Denver’s underground music scene constructed a mobile rig with speakers one would normally experience at a night club — state-of-the-art Funktion One stacks. While the organizers’ initial goal was to provide a PA system for the BLM movement leaders to engage speeches and call-outs, they also utilized the rig for a dance party to cap off the day’s long and grueling day of marching.
peaceful protest in Denver ended in a dance party. Centuries of systemic oppression + the current tragic events r so spiritually hurtful, u gotta have moments of celebration, togetherness n healing 2 remind the soul that we r fighting for the humanity, justice + happiness. pic.twitter.com/QVoY9jRbxQ
— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@Griz) June 5, 2020
literally.. only Denver… funktion ones at the PROTEST 🔊🔊🔊 pic.twitter.com/b1fEksrNEQ
— D a n a (@danatweeets) June 5, 2020
— Jessica Manley (@jessicamanley_) June 2, 2020
H/T: ThisSongIsSick. Photo credit: Mark Stylez Productions.