Denver won't drop case against Columbus protesters

Prosecutors in Denver, Colorado, won't drop charges against 230 people arrested at last year's Columbus Day parade despite acquittals of the eight leaders of the protest.

The city says the protesters broke the law by trying to block the parade, held by Italian-American descendants every year. But a jury last week acquitted the eight leaders, saying the parade had "strong elements of ethnic intimidation" against Native Americans.

Trials for the remaining 230 are scheduled during the next two weeks. All were charged with failing to obey a police order.

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