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Utah Police Brutality Groups Reflect On Volatile Protests

A leading anti-police brutality activist in Utah condemned the destruction of property that occurred during a protest Saturday night in Salt Lake City. But he said broken buildings shouldn’t be mourned on the same level as black men like George Floyd who are killed by police. Lex Scott of Black Lives Matter of Utah said Sunday that demonstrations going on around the country will hopefully make clear that people are sick of “police murdering unarmed black men.” Forty-one people were arrested in Salt Lake City during volatile protests that led to one police car being burned, one officer being seriously injured and the implementation of a curfew.