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Salt Lake City protest ends with two arrested

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Protesters took to drastic measures today, bringing attention to what they call the "violence of climate change." Not only did people lay on the ground, in the rain for nearly two hours, but two people were arrested.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Protesters took to drastic measures today, bringing attention to what they call the "violence of climate change." Not only did people lay on the ground, in the rain for nearly two hours, but two people were arrested.

Two people were arrested Friday after blocking the entrance to the federal building in Salt Lake City trying to force a day off for federal employees.

Rachel Carter was one of the protesters, she told ABC4 News, "This is a chance for them to take some time off and rethink their approach to climate change."

They were causing an inconvenience to pass along what they see as a problem not getting enough attention.

Carter said, "This isn't a future possibility, people are dying right now from climate change affects."

These people laid on the ground in the cold and rain literally wrapped in their messages.

Ashley Sanders laid on the ground for nearly two hours, she said the cold was "a small price to pay, compared to what many people are paying around the world."

The group did have a permit to set up along State Street in front of the federal building, but their permit did not allow them to block traffic. After several warnings from Salt Lake City Police, two people who would not move were arrested.

While Friday's protest was relatively short, the people involved say this is only the beginning of their efforts to bring awareness to what they call "world problems."



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