DENVER - Thirty-thousand people marched in Denver's 30th annual MLK Marade Monday, according to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
The "Marade" is a combination march and parade.
Participants were asked to gather at 9:30 a.m. at the "I Have a Dream" monument. The events began at 10 a.m. and the Marade stepped off at about 10:45 a.m.
Marade: Big crowd in CityPark for AM March to CivicCtrPark. Songs & speeches now. Saw high schoolers from Golden here pic.twitter.com/tNa2NHruR4— Tyler Lopez (@nonstopTLo) January 19, 2015
The Marade went south out of City Park by way of Esplanade Street to East Colfax Avenue; then west on Colfax to Sherman Street into the State Capitol grounds; south on Broadway to Civic Center Park.
The event is the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States and is presented by the City and County of Denver.
Colorado’s elected officials who joined in the Marade and festivities included Colorado Governor
Hickenlooper, Denver’s Mayor Michael Hannock and Aurora Mayor’s Steve Hogan.