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Wednesday evening, July 15, 2020

Photo of downtown Salt Lake City.
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Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020

Graffiti on Utah Capitol grounds.
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Utah politicians are largely criticizing the violence that took place during a Saturday protest over the in-custody death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis. Some are calling for systemic change to prevent more deaths of black people at the hands of police. 

State Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, said protests are effective tools to bring awareness to issues, although she’s worried the violence on Saturday has diluted that message.