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Dozens of University of Utah students rallied Monday as part of a nationwide "Hands up. Don't shoot!" protest over the fatal police shooting of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

The hands-raised-in-surrender gesture has come to symbolize a movement against police violence, even though witnesses offered conflicting accounts of whether 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in August.

On Sunday, five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. On Monday, protesters across the country walked off the job or away from class in support of the Ferguson protesters.

In addition to Salt Lake City, walkouts took place in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere.

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