Officials concerned with public safety, human waste at Auraria protest camp

By Rogelio Mares | KDVR

DENVER (KDVR) — Auraria Campus officials raised concerns Thursday about safety and sanitary conditions at the ongoing encampment protests there.

There was no word Thursday on plans to clear the encampment, but options appear to be running thin. Campus officials say they are concerned about nonstudents and possible criminal activity, while students said they are not the ones causing the issues.

Auraria Campus officials report hazards to public safety and cleanliness at the encampment, which has been a weeks-long protest against the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.

“A lot of it has been our patrols and our folks who have been monitoring the quad,” said Devra Ashby, with Auraria Higher Education Center.