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Utahns react to officer indictment, stand up for Breonna Taylor with march, vigil in SLC

Unrest after the grand jury indicted one officer on criminal charges
Posted at 8:37 PM, Sep 23, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky, a grand jury indicted one of the officers involved on criminal charges.

Wednesday, Utahns took to the streets to express their feelings about the indictment.

“The only way we get justice for Breonna is by changing the system, the entire system and we’re just going to keep fighting for justice for Breonna," said "Black Lives Matter Utah" founder Lex Scott.

Many people part of the "Black Lives Matter Utah" movement gathered at the mural honoring Taylor in downtown Salt Lake City.

“If any one of us would do the same thing that those officers did we would be charged with murder," Scott said.

Another group, "Party for Socialism and Liberation Salt Lake" began their demonstration at Washington Park and made their way to the mural.

Both groups are demanding change and justice for Breonna Taylor.

Mike Z attended the gathering tonight and reflects, “This is a good day and a sad day, a sad day because we wanted more from this system that we’re actually striking against right now and we mean business, we’re not going up, we’re not stopping, this is not stopping us this just gave us more fight and determination to what we have to do."