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Protesters march in Salt Lake City demanding justice

Utah State Capitol
Lyndsay Nix

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - About 100 people marched in Salt Lake City and gathered in protest at the Utah Capitol following the police killing of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"Many of us have never even heard of Kenosha," demonstrator Rania Ahmed said Monday. "But Kenosha is America. And Jacob Blake is all of us."

The crowd chanted "Justice for Jacob Blake" and "Black Lives Matter" in protest amid the national outcry over police brutality, the Deseret News reported.

Blake, a 29-year-old Black man and father of six, was shot seven times as police attempted to arrest him Aug. 23.

"Imagine his kids, crying out in the car, n! ot knowing what to do," Salt Lake City protester Devonte Powell said. "Me as a father, I wonder if I'll ever get to do all the things that fathers do with their children. ... We live in a world where any Black man, we step outside and we don't know if we're going to return."

An hour after the demonstration started, three armed men approached the protesters. One began livestreaming on Facebook as protesters gathered in front of him.

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