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Live updates: Protesters begin to disperse around Salt Lake City after curfew takes effect

By KSL.com Staff | Updated - Jun. 1, 2020 at 10:03 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 1, 2020 at 5:56 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY — A quieter protest took place in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday evening, days after the city erupted in chaos.

The gathering began at 6 p.m. at Washington Square Park, 451 S. State, in response to the death of George Floyd, who died in Minnesota in police custody after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.

The organizers of the protest, the Salt Lake chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, have said they are committed to a peaceful protest, and have urged people to follow social distancing protocols.

"We aim for this event to be short, safe, and political," the event description reads.

Protest organizers said the event was so they could stand “in solidarity with” the people of Minneapolis and across the nation protesting Floyd's killing and other injustices against racial minorities.

The protest was scheduled to end at 7:30 p.m., a half-hour before the citywide curfew went into effect, but hundreds continued to march afterward and officers began to take some into custody after giving warnings.

Stay with KSL.com for updates on this protest.

Monday, 09:38pm

Standoff between police and protesters on South Temple

Monday, 09:25pm

At least one man tackled; troopers begin advancing

Monday, 09:13pm

Dozens of protesters gather across from UHP troopers at Capitol

Monday, 09:00pm

Troopers tell protesters at Capitol they have 15 minutes before arrests

Monday, 08:58pm

Events at the Capitol begin to unfold

Monday, 08:25pm

Hundreds make their way up toward the Capitol, Vivint Arena

Monday, 08:17pm

Crowds begin to thin out near park; protest remains peaceful

Monday, 08:07pm

Organizers tell crowd to disperse before curfew

Monday, 07:54pm

Red Line TRAX service suspended between Courthouse and University Medical Center

Monday, 07:47pm

Officers with riot shields seal off area behind protesters

Monday, 07:39pm

Protesters march around public safety building

Monday, 07:22pm

Protesters ask officers to take a knee; one does

Monday, 06:56pm

Protest moves; organizers again call for peaceful protest

Monday, 06:31pm

More than 200 protesters arrive

Monday, 06:06pm

PSL Salt Lake protest underway

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