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Protesters temporarily block freeway on and off-ramps in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Dec 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-19 23:10:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Protesters in Salt Lake City temporarily blocked freeway on-ramp and off-ramps and slowed traffic on downtown streets Friday night, and they were marching against police violence.

A photo from the scene of the protest shows several people with signs marching down State Street with cars slowed behind them.

The protesters later blocked the on-ramp that leads from 500 South to I-15 and I-80 for a few minutes. Police arrived shortly after the on-ramp was blocked, and at that point the protesters moved on. They then blocked the freeway off-ramp from I-15/I-80 at 600 South. They moved again, around when police arrived at that location around 8 p.m.

There were about two dozen people protesting.

A similar protest two weeks ago was attended by hundreds and shut down a few streets in Salt Lake City for several hours.