Protesters march to Colorado home that raised Nazi and Confederate flags
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Dozens of demonstrators marched to a home in Colorado on Sunday to protest against the public display of Nazi and Confederate flags. 

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that about 70 people gathered near a home in Fruita, Colo., after a man raised a flag featuring the swastika logo outside of it.


The home, in a town of less than 13,000 people near the Utah border, also had Confederate and American flags raised outside.

Footage of the scene shows protestors chanting and holding signs featuring messages such as "love wins" and "anti-fascist."

Several Fruita police officers monitored the demonstration and separated the protesters from men standing in the house's driveway. 

The protest was organized by Fruita community members and assisted by a local Black Lives Matter branch, according to The Denver Post.

Due to neighborhood regulations, the group of protesters were forced to stay mobile on the sidewalk while conducting their protest. However, the Post notes that a woman living near the home adorned with the Nazi flag allowed the demonstrators onto her lawn. 

The flag first gained attention on Election Day and led to noticeable alarm in the community. The home where the flag was raised is just down the road from an elementary school, according to reports. 

The owner of the flag also told KKCO 11, a local news station, that it was his right to raise the flag and that he had no plans to take it down.  

The Post reports that a friend of the homeowner offered to take the swastika flag down if it meant the protests would end.

An organizer of the protest told the newspaper that the flag was later removed, but that the Confederate flag remained in place. 

“This one aspect of hatred was taken down but this other seems acceptable,” Jon Williams, co-founder of the Grand Junction branch of Black Lives Matter, said, adding that he didn't consider their demonstration a victory.