Italian community to meet with Pueblo mayor after protesters arrested during Christopher Columbus rally

Jul 07, 2020 501

BY: Mayo Davison

Italian-Americans plan to meet with Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar after two people were arrested during Sunday's rally over the Christopher Columbus monument. Pueblo police say 66-year-old James Pospahala of Pueblo was cited for disorderly conduct and 28-year-old Daniel Gilette of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested for interference, resisting arrest.

Both men were given citations and released from jail. News5 spoke with protesters who were at the rally to try and figure out what caused the turmoil. Tensions were high between protesters and counter-protesters. Both sides say it all started right before the rally even began. Two protesters allegedly got into an argument and one of them deployed bear spray.

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