Photos: Best of the GOP debate

CU Independent photographers recap debate day on campus.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Despite the upcoming GOP Debate, student life on campus continues as usual. Central campus on Oct. 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Despite the upcoming GOP debate, student life on the University of Colorado campus continues as usual. Central campus on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Security contines to grow ever more present as the day progresses. Coors Event Center on October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Security continues to grow ever more present as the day progresses. Coors Events Center on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Security contines to increase near Farrand Field as the upcoming GOP Debate comes closer. October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Security continues to increase near Farrand Field as the debate draws nearer. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Jesus extremist speaks to a group of students outside of the UMC on October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
A Christian extremist speaks to a group of students outside of the UMC on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
A Christian extremist passionately preaches to the students of the University of Colorado on Oct. 28, 2015, the day of the GOP debate. (Vincent Guielo/CU Independent)
A Christian extremist passionately preaches to CU-Boulder students on Oct. 28, 2015, the day of the debate. (Vincent Guielo/CU Independent)
An officer of the law looking on at the crowd of students being preached at by extremist Christians. (Vincent Guielo/CU Independent)
An officer of the law looking at the crowd of students being preached to by Christian extremists. (Vincent Guielo/CU Independent)

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Former Governor of Maryland and Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley holds a gun talk on the fifth floor terrace of the University Memorial Center on Oct. 28 2015. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Former Governor of Maryland and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley holds a gun control talk on the fifth floor terrace of the University Memorial Center on Oct. 28, 2015. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Former Governor of Maryland and Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley mingles with students following his gun talk on the fifth floor terrace of the University Memorial Center on Oct. 28 2015. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Former Gov. O’Malley mingles with students following his gun control talk on the fifth floor terrace of the University Memorial Center on Oct. 28, 2015. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
A protester promotes the Student Voices Count group at the Martin O'Malley interview outside of the UMC on October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
A protester promotes the Student Voices Count group at the O’Malley interview outside of the UMC on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Martin O'Malley, democratic presidential candidate, enjoys a slice of pizza before an interview with Be Heard TV outside of the UMC. October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
O’Malley enjoys a slice of pizza before an interview with Be Heard! TV outside of the UMC. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Martin O'Malley speaks with the host of Be Heard TV about college tution outside of CU's UMC building. October 28th, 2015. (Will Mckay/CU Independent)
O’Malley speaks with the host of Be Heard! TV about college tuition outside of the UMC building. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will Mckay/CU Independent)
A man sits on a bench with his sign near Farrand Field before the GOP debate in Boulder, CO Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
A man sits on a bench with his sign near Farrand Field before the debate in Boulder, CO Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
Protestor of Donald Trump walks through the UMC, heading towards the protests. October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
A protester of Donald Trump walks through the UMC, heading toward the protests. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
A young latino community member thanks protesters from the Aztlán community for coming out to the My Country, My Vote pro immigration rally on Farrand Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
A young Latino community member thanks protesters from the Aztlán community for coming out to the “My Country, My Vote” pro-immigration rally on Farrand Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Former Denver Mayor and Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña, addresses attendees of the My Country, My Vote immigration rally on Farrand Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Former Denver Mayor and Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña, addresses attendees of the “My Country, My Vote” immigration rally on Farrand Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
People cheer and shout during the speeches at the immigration rally on Farrand Field before the GOP debate in Boulder Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
People cheer and shout during speeches at the immigration rally on Farrand Field before the debate Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
People cheer and shout during the speeches at the immigration rally on Farrand Field before the GOP debate in Boulder Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
People cheer and shout during speeches at the immigration rally on Farrand Field before the debate Wednesday night. (Danny Anderson/CU Independent)
Marine Corps veteran George Autobee speaks on the contributions of latino serviceman during the My Country, My Vote Immigration rally on Folsom Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
Marine Corps veteran George Autobee speaks on the contributions of Latino serviceman during the “My Country, My Vote Immigration” rally on Farrand Field. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent)
John Kelly, a CU teaching assistant, walks around the free speech area displaying his perspective on Donald Trump’s incentives on October 28, 2015. (Emma Pion-Berlin CU Independent)
John Kelly, a CU teaching assistant, walks around the free speech area displaying his perspective on Trump on Oct. 28, 2015. (Emma Pion-Berlin/CU Independent)
Locals dress up in clown costumes on October 28, 2015 to mock the GOP candidates on the business field. (Emma Pion-Berlin CU Independent)
Locals dress up in clown costumes on Oct. 28, 2015 to mock the GOP candidates on the business field. (Emma Pion-Berlin/CU Independent)
A lone protester exhibits his opinion about the 14-Foot puppet of 2016 Republican candidate, Marco Rubio during the 2016 GOP debate held at the University of Colorado, Boulder on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (Vincent Guieb/CU Independent)
A lone protester exhibits his opinion about the 14-foot puppet of 2016 Republican candidate Marco Rubio during the debate on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (Vincent Guieb/CU Independent)
14-foot puppets of the 2016 Republican candidates - Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump held a mock-debate outside the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where the 2016 GOP debate was being held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
14-foot puppets of the 2016 Republican candidates Jeb Bush, Rubio and Trump held a mock-debate outside the Coors Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
A man takes a photograph of the action happening at the free speech rally on Octber 28, 2015. (Emma Pion-Berlin CU Independent)
A man takes a photograph of the action happening at the free speech area on Oct 28, 2015. (Emma Pion-Berlin/CU Independent)

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Our Future Our Choice protest made it's way to the business field on October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
The “Our Future, Our Choice” protest made it’s way through campus to CU’s Koelbel business field on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Protesters brought up many issues during the rally on the CU Business Field. October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
Protesters brought attention to various issues on the free speech area on CU’s Koelbel business field. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
CU students, boulder residents, and media staff sit and watch the closing statements of the GOP Debate in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
CU students, Boulder residents and media staff sit and watch the closing statements of the GOP debate in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
The Post Debate panel discusses the GOP Debate in the Glenn Miller Ballroom that occured on October 28th, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
The post-debate panel discusses the debate in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Oct. 28, 2015. (Will McKay/CU Independent)
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