A retired Marine dressed in full uniform stood alone in a one-man protest in front of the Utah State Capitol on Friday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd.
Retired Marine Todd Winn, of Lehi, stood at attention and also took a knee as he protested in silence for about three hours in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday morning. He wore a piece of black duct tape across his mouth that read: “I can’t breathe.”
That phrase first uttered by Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York while in police custody, galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and was repeated by Floyd before he died in police custody on May 25.
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