Utah House Democratic Caucus Statement on Yesterday’s Inland Port Protests

Media Statement

 

For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2019 

Contact:         
Ross Chambless, Communications Specialist
Utah House Democratic Caucus
(385) 228-5483 | rosschambless@le.utah.gov 

Utah House Democratic Caucus Statement on Yesterday’s Inland Port Protests

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah House Democratic Caucus has the following statement regarding yesterday’s Inland Port protests at the Salt Lake Chamber.

“Utah House Democrats support anyone exercising their right to protest over the Inland Port, but it must always be peaceful and nonviolent.  It is never acceptable for protesters to attack anyone, destroy property, or create mayhem, nor for law enforcement to use inappropriate force. It is incumbent on police and protesters not to escalate tensions into what we saw yesterday. We applaud Utah's highly engaged citizenry who care about good public process and policy. We all want a safe place to exercise free speech.”

 

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