Two Coloradans among dozens arrested during election protests in Washington DC

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DENVER — Two Coloradans, who answered President Trump’s call to converge on Washington for a big protest January 6, are among dozens of people arrested by police.

Authorities say both were armed.

One of the men, 48-year-old Harlan Boen, of Frederick, was arrested Tuesday on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, near the White House, on charges of carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

Family members declined to comment.

Boen has two other arrests on his record.

He was arrested by CSU Police on March 7, 1992, for second-degree assault.

He was arrested by Northglenn police, for another agency, on February 9, 1993 for failure to appear on a zoning violation.

The other man arrested, 34-year-old Stanley Williams, of Englewood, was taken into custody Wednesday on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, near the White House, on a curfew violation and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Neighbors say they’re only mildly surprised that Williams went to Washington.

“He is a big advocate for President Trump,” Joseph Black said.

“He always has flags,” Jonathon Flynn said. “Lots of flags. I don’t think I saw a Confederate flag. I definitely saw Trump Flags, Blue Lives Matter flags and of course, the American flag.”

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, it is illegal to open carry in the nation’s capital. Gun owners must be licensed to conceal carry.