Orem residents protest peacefully, call for justice

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About 30 peaceful protesters gathered at the intersection of University Parkway and State Street in Orem on June 2 to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Protest organizer Natasha Cadet said she created the event to show solidarity with Minneapolis and other cities protesting racism and police brutality. She also wanted to “pop that bubble” surrounding Utah residents and make them aware of issues the black community faces regularly.

“You can’t run away from it. You can’t change the channel,” she said. “You have to acknowledge that there’s injustice going on, and if you’re not outwardly speaking against it, then you’re in compliance and you’re allowing it to perpetuate.”

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