SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News): There was a lot of energy in downtown Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon. It’s when several thousands turned out for the largest turnout since the initial protests in Salt Lake City last month.
ABC4 captured the moment the crowd kneeled at Liberty Park in support of Black Lives Matter as well as Black Trans Lives. Afterwards, protesters marched down Harvey Milk Blvd. A symbolic sign since we are now in the middle of Pride Month. ABC4 did talk to some protesters who shared why they wanted to make their voices heard.
“I just, I want the racism to stop,” said Kiki, a protester. “Like, I don’t want to be able to have to tell my son you know better be careful about what you say, don’t wear this, don’t look at people a certain kind of way. I don’t want my son to experience what I experienced.”
Zion another protester said, “Racism has been a problem for way too long. As someone who has the privilege of being white, I feel it’s my responsibility to stand up for those, whose voice are not being listened to.”
Sunday’s protest was a family-friendly event, parents with their children, as well as people on bikes and even in wheelchairs came out to show their support.