President Bush Visits Colorado

George W. Bush

More than 2,000 people showed up in downtown Denver Friday to oppose President Bush's policy for dealing with Iraq's Saddam Hussein.

Protesters gathered at the Denver City and County Building and marched four blocks to the Adam's Mark Hotel, chanting “No blood for oil,” “No war for votes” and “Hey hey, ho ho, this war machine has got to go.”

Several dozen Bush supporters were also in the crowd, which shut down bus traffic on Denver's 16th Street Mall. Inside the hotel, Bush spoke to about 500 people at the $1,000-a-plate fund-raiser for 7th Congressional District candidate Bob Beauprez.

Except for a few skirmishes with police, the protests were peaceful.

Beauprez is running against former Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Mike Feeley. He spent part of the day meeting with supporters at a deli.