SALT LAKE CITY -- As New Year’s celebrations were underway in downtown, protesters were also out rallying against police violence in Salt Lake City.
The protesters began at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal building, 100 S. State Street, then marched to the Salt Palace, 100 S. West Temple, where the Eve Celebrations were taking place. The march was part of the larger national movement against police violence.
“We want to raise awareness and let people know that we understand and we realize that the police are abusing their power,” said protester Ash Davis. “They kill indiscriminately, they never are held accountable -- nobody asks questions, they sweep under the rug and lie...then vilify the victim after that. And we’re not going to take it anymore and this protest is part of the national, the international, movement for that reason.”
Protesters were still out when the laser show and massive mirror ball were displayed outside at midnight.