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'Say Her Name' rally in SLC to raise awareness for female victims of racial injustice

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Demonstrators in Salt Lake City on Friday hoped to raise awareness for women who've been victims of racial injustice. (Photo: KUTV)

Demonstrators in Salt Lake City on Friday hoped to raise awareness for women who've been victims of racial injustice.

A crowd gathered at the City and County Building for discussions about injustice and activism.

The goal of the rally is to bring awareness to police brutality against women, as well as to educate people about how they can better engage with government officials to try to bring about "educated change," said Michele Rivera, the Salt Lake County Black Democratic Caucus vice-chair.

The idea came about because organizers noticed a "gap," Rivera said:

"We've seen a lot of protests in Salt Lake for individuals that have had run-ins with police brutality, and a lot of those protests have been geared towards the men, and not the women."

Rivera said they want cases of police brutality involving women to be discussed more thoroughly.

"We think that we as women should support each other and have the ability to have a protest where we say, 'We matter — all women of color matter.'"

Due to coronavirus, most people kept their distance at the rally, which remained peaceful.