Video footage released of Temple Square Plaza confrontation.

Salt Lake City has released nearly three minutes of black-and-white security footage showing the altercation between four LDS Church security guards and a gay couple who kissed on the Main Street Plaza earlier this month.

Derek Jones, 25, and Matt Aune, 28, were detained by security guards and cited by the Salt Lake Police Department on July 9. On Wednesday, however, Salt Lake City prosecutor Sim Gill announced he would not pursue the case.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns the Main Street Plaza walkway, but Gill said there "continues to be a mistaken belief by many visitors that there is a public right of way."

The church security footage, which was given to prosecutors as part of the trespassing case, does not show the kiss that led to the couple's arrest.

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