Four days and nights of protests, some of which turned violent, tested the training, planning, and safety equipment of Denver Health paramedics and EMTs. By Monday, first responders had treated more than 100 people involved in the protests, despite being attacked several times, Denver Health reported. On Sunday night, CBSN Denver was live when paramedics maneuvered through crowds to get to the parking lot of Argonaut Liquor on Colfax. There, they helped guide a protester, who suffered a head wound, to an ambulance and transported him away from the scene.
Between Thursday and Sunday, Denver Health Paramedics treated 54 people on scene at protests and took another 57 to the hospital. That includes three Denver police officers and a civilian, who were hit by a driver Saturday night.
Throughout each night of protesting, the first responders wore ballistic vests and helmets, as well as gas masks, to reduce the risk of injury.