SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – After the violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, Utahns are calling for unity.
Community leaders gathered on the steps of the Utah State Capitol Monday evening for the One Utah: Rally for Unity.
The event was sponsored by the Utah and Salt Lake County GOP and Buckshot Caucus, but it was billed as bi-partisan call for unity condemning hatred, racism and white supremacy.
Representative Mia Love, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, State Rep. Sandra Hollins and Sutherland Institute President Boyd Matheson all spoke at the event.
Later in the evening, the groups, Utah League of Native American Voters and the Multicultural Engagement for Utah, organized a solidarity rally outside the Salt Lake City and County Building.
The purpose of the gathering was to honor those “who lost their lives protecting the right of all people to exist,” the group stated in a release prior to the event. “It will focus on how Utah can push forward actively eliminating racism from our laws, social organizations, and educational institutions.”