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University of Utah protesters call for president’s resignation, closure of police department

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Protesters march from Rice-Eccles Stadium to Presidents Circle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Responding to the university’s handling of the case of slain student Lauren McCluskey, protesters called for the resignation of university president Ruth Watkins, the abolition of the university police department, and a redistribution of police funding into counseling and social services.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Protesters march from Rice-Eccles Stadium to Presidents Circle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Responding to the university’s handling of the case of slain student Lauren McCluskey, protesters called for the resignation of university President Ruth Watkins, the abolition of the university police department, and a redistribution of police funding into counseling and social services.