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Silent protesters raise cry against racial injustice, police brutality

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Protesters stand outside the Utah State Capitol during a silent, peaceful protest in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The protest was held to stand against police brutality and to demand justice for the deaths of George Floyd and other people of color at the hands of police.

Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Protesters stand outside the Utah State Capitol during a silent, peaceful protest in Salt Lake City on Saturday. The protest was held early Saturday morning to stand against police brutality and to demand justice for the deaths of George Floyd and other people of color at the hands of police. Demonstrators wearing black clothing stood silent on the steps of the Capitol for four hours; they are calling for policing reforms including discrimination awareness training, prohibiting covering up badge numbers, requiring body cameras on at all times, making all body camera footage public, improving training to prevent excessive use of force, banning the use of no-knock warrants, and improving identification of qualifications when hiring officers and leadership into the police force.