Fort Collins Martin Luther King Jr. Day march draws more than 1,500

More than 1,500 people gathered in Fort Collins Monday to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the principles he stood for, and about 250 stayed afterward for live music and a keynote address at Fort Collins State University. Colorado by Denver artist and activist. JC Futrell, who uses the stage name Panama Soweto.

Students, faculty, and staff from Colorado State University and the Poudre School District, City of Fort Collins, and Larimer County employees who had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, elected officials, and Hundreds of other community members marched through closed streets from downtown Fort Collins to CSU.

“I think it’s important to just stay alive and speak out about what’s going on around the world and remember what Dr. King did for us, keep living,” said Daniel Mbadinga, a 15-year-old black student from Rocky Mountain High School. student walking with two of his high school basketball teammates, Avantae Hood and Xavier Harris, who are also black.