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LIVE BLOG: Protests after ruling that officers were justified in killing Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 00:40:14-04

6:00 P.M. Protesters block 500 S State street in Salt Lake City after ruling that officers were justified in killing Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

6:40 P.M. Protesters write messages in chalk and paint in front of Sim Gill's office.

7:00 P.M. Protesters begin to march South on State St. through Downtown Salt Lake City

7:30 P.M. Protesters loop back to the District Attorney's office.

8:00 P.M. Salt Lake City Police Department declares protests unlawful assembly after windows are broken at the District Attorney's office. DPS helicopter arrives broadcasting "unlawful assembly, leave the area."

8:25 P.M Police work to disperse protesters, about 75 police officers are on the scene, according to our FOX 13 crew covering the demonstrations.

8:30 P.M. Police get back in vehicles, vans, move from original location near 500 South and State Street

8:35 P.M. The majority of protesters disperse from in front of the District Attorney's office. SLC Police Department said officers were sprayed with pepper spray and a medical team is assisting them.

8:45 P.M. Protesters begin marching again towards the District Attorney's office

9:02 P.M. Fox 13 crew sees first arrest being made, unclear if more have been made at this moment

9:20 P.M. Governor Herbert declares state of emergency due to state of "unrest." Deploys Utah Public Safety resources to assist. View the full executive order

9:30 P.M. Protesters have dispersed. The District Attorney's Office is now a crime scene, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Follow FOX 13 for live updates.