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Cleanup efforts in downtown SLC

Posted at 11:13 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 01:19:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY — All kinds of debris was left behind after Saturday's protest went from peaceful to chaotic — from graffiti to shattered glass all throughout public buildings.

Even what appeared to be an officer's rifle burned into the asphalt, likely the result of a Salt Lake City Police car being torched.

As workers attempted to repatch and repair, many passers-by wanted to help. But under an official curfew order in place until Monday morning, it simply wasn't an option.

"I've heard from residents and mayors, even people from the Wasatch Back, asking if they can come in and help volunteer," SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall said. "We are asking people to stay home for now and let us get our arms around the cleanup."

However, Mendenhall did give a way that citizens can help in a non-physical cleanup way.

"Please be kind to on another, reach out to your neighbors, check in on each other. We will recover, and we will recover together," she said.