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Group marches to Utah Governor's Mansion in demonstration against police brutality

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 23:13:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of protesters gathered outside the Utah State Capitol Saturday evening for the latest of many demonstrations against police brutality in the past several weeks. But this time, they marched to the Utah Governor's Mansion.

The event was organized to protest against "police lynchings" and to push for community control over police.

The purpose of marching to the historic Governor's Mansion, according to a Facebook event page for the protest, was to "demand Governor Herbert call a special session to repeal HB 415."

House Bill 415 limits municipalities' power to set up boards or committees related to law enforcement, including prohibiting those with "certain powers over a police chief," according to the Utah Legislature's website.

Salt Lake City Police temporarily closed certain roads in the area as the group marched from the Capitol to the Mansion.

This is a developing story and will be updated as events unfold.