Metro Phoenix protesters march downtown for 6th consecutive night
PHOENIX — Metro Phoenix protesters returned to the streets for the sixth consecutive night in response to the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Dion Johnson in Phoenix.
In addition to returning to the downtown Phoenix area, another protest location was scheduled in Goodyear.
Zero arrests were made following Monday night’s demonstrations in downtown Phoenix.
On Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military unless states took action to effectively halt violent protests.
The Phoenix Police Department confirmed in an email to KTAR News 92.3 FM that there had been zero arrests made in connection to Tuesday night’s protests.
The few remaining protesters outside of the Phoenix Police Department’s headquarters began exiting the area, according to Zetino.
Gamiño reported crowds began dispersing in the downtown area following the 8 p.m. curfew.
In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered an 8 p.m. statewide curfew that began Sunday and will be lifted each morning at 5 a.m until it is scheduled to expire on June 8.
Phoenix police alerted protesters that the curfew would soon take effect and that anyone remaining would be subject to arrest, according to Gamiño.
A large group of protesters gathered in front of the Maricopa County Superior Court building.
Roughly 1,000 protesters began making their way toward the Phoenix Police Department’s headquarters, according to Zetino.
The on and off ramps on Third, Fifth and Seventh streets were closed on both directions of the Interstate-10, along with the eastbound and westbound on and off ramps on Seventh Avenue, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
After marching east of Phoenix City Hall, protesters stopped to take a knee at the intersection of Second and Van Buren streets, according to Gamino.
He estimated there to be roughly 300 protesters in the area.
A growing number of protesters chanted “no justice, no peace” outside of Phoenix City Hall, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Griselda Zetino.
Organizers of the protest could also be heard calling for another peaceful night of demonstrations in accordance with the statewide curfew beginning at 8 p.m.
Protesters had moved from the Phoenix Police Department’s headquarters to Phoenix City hall, according to Gamiño.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gabriel Gamiño reported protesters began gathering outside of the Phoenix Police Department’s headquarters.
The Phoenix Police Department announced there would be traffic restrictions in the area of the Arizona State Capitol
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