Utahns protest in wake of fatal officer-involved shootings

Protest after police shootings

SALT LAKE CITY – A non-violent protest was held in Salt Lake City Wednesday night, and the rally was held in response to the fatal shootings of Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor.

More than 100 protesters attended Wednesday, and those who participated said the shootings of the two young men were unjustified.

Brown was shot and killed by police in Missouri, and protests and looting have taken place in Ferguson in the wake of that incident.

Taylor was shot and killed by South Salt Lake police.

Fatima Badran was one of those who attended the protest.

“I think people are just fed up,” Badran said. “I think people are tired and we want answers, and we want to know why these things are happening and, can we change this? Can we train our police in a different way? Can they aim to maim and not to kill?”

Taylor’s family members have said the man was unarmed when he was shot. South Salt Lake Police said they will not be releasing the findings of their investigation for several weeks.

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