Denver memorial for George Floyd at Civic Center Park on Thursday

Denver is hosting a memorial Thursday morning in Civic Center Park to honor the life of George Floyd, whose death last week after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes sparked a wave of protests and calls for police reform across the country.

Featuring song and prayer, the memorial is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greek Theater in Civic Center Park, according to an event listing posted to Facebook by the City and County of Denver.

The memorial is open to everyone, and will be streamed on Denver’s Facebook page for those who can’t attend.

Demonstrations began in Denver, centered on the Capitol with marchers fanning out into downtown, on the evening of May 28, and have continued for seven straight days.

Through the weekend and into Monday night, the protests culminated with Denver police firing tear gas, pepper balls, foam bullets and other “less lethal” munitions. But for the past two nights, the demonstrations, while growing even larger, have been more calm as police allowed them to continue well past the nightly emergency curfew.

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