Following protests at city hall, Denver City Council meetings are moving online

Denverite: The Denver City Council will move meetings online following two weeks of disruption that began last month when protesters took over the microphone at city hall for several hours and demanded drastic changes to the law enforcement system.

On Thursday, City Council President Jolon Clark confirmed that legislative and committee meetings will be virtual indefinitely, undoing a setup that had brought council members, city staffers and members of the public as COVID-19 cases began to taper off.

In a statement released Friday, Clark emphasized that council was following the guidance of the city’s top health officials. Denver has the most COVID-19 cases in the state and the highest number of deaths.

“Virtual participation will allow voices to be heard while allowing for maximum safety in a time of pandemic,” he said.

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