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Protesters march against police brutality

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-30 00:36:50-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Protesters gathered in Salt Lake City and marched down State Street Saturday, calling for justice against police brutality.

Organizers of the protest say they're marching in support of Michael Brown and other people they say have died in the face of unchecked use of violence by police.

Protesters gathered at the Federal Building near 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City, listening to several speeches about Ferguson and about personal stories of what they call police brutality.

"They try to smear him by saying he used drugs. There's no drugs found in his system. There's no drugs in the toxicology report," said Cindy Moss, whose nephew Darrien Hunt was shot and killed by Saratoga Springs police officers in September.

Scheduled speakers included relatives of Dillon Taylor, Darrien Hunt and Corey Kanosh; and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson.

"Dillon lifted his shirt to show that he had no weapon and Officer Cruz shot him two times and killed him on the spot," said Gina Thayne, whose nephew Dillon Taylor was killed by officers in Salt Lake City in August.

After the speeches, protesters marched down State Street towards the Federal Courthouse at 500 South, then the Public Safety Building at 300 East, and back to the Federal Building.