Denver Islamic law protests draw small but testy crowds

A Denver protest Saturday over fears extremist interpretations of Islamic law will one day become the law of the land ended up producing yelling and insults, some scuffles and at least four arrests.

The Denver rally was one of more than two dozen held in American cities Saturday, organized by ACT for America, which claims Islamic law — namely Shariah — is incompatible with Western democracy. Protesters at the western steps of the State Capital claimed Shariah calls for the abuse of women and has no place in America.

They said liberals, Democrats and others are allowing Shariah to supplant the U.S. Constitution.

“I don’t understand why they want this,” said one woman, who declined to give her name. She was looking at a group of counter-protesters gathered at the sidewalk skirting Broadway.

Colorado State Troopers and Denver Police put up yellow tape around the capitol steps to keep the two sides well away from each other. Each side boasted about 150-to-175 people.

Read the full story at The Denver Post.

DENVER, CO – JUNE 10: Denver Police and a Colorado State Patrolman take down counter protestors who were protesting Anti-Sharia Law protestors at Veteran’s Park. across from Civic Center Park, June 10, 2017 in Denver. Four protestors were arrested. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)Share this photo

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