Protesters head to downtown Phoenix for 12th day of demonstrations

Jun 8, 2020, 5:30 PM | Updated: 9:51 pm

(KTAR News 92.3 FM Photo/Taylor Kinnerup)...

(KTAR News 92.3 FM Photo/Taylor Kinnerup)

(KTAR News 92.3 FM Photo/Taylor Kinnerup)

PHOENIX — Demonstrators returned to downtown Phoenix Monday for the 12th consecutive day of demonstrations.

The demonstrations were in response to police brutality and racial inequality. Protests have also mentioned the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Dion Johnson in Phoenix.

Protesters could be seen marching from the City Council Chambers to the Arizona State Capitol.

Demonstrations concluded at 8 p.m.

Monday marked the first day since the state’s statewide 8 p.m. curfew was not in effect.

On Monday, the Phoenix City Council passed the annual budget which included $3 million in funding for a civilian oversight board for the Phoenix Police Department.

8:05 p.m.

Protesters concluded Monday’s march at City Hall where organizers thanked protesters for coming out.

7:25 p.m.

Valley Metro resumed normal service in downtown Phoenix.

7:12 p.m.

Valley Metro tweeted that stations in the downtown area have been closed due to the ongoing protests.

7:05 p.m.

Protesters arrived at the Arizona State Capitol and gathered near the Confederate monument. Organizers encouraged the protesters to take photos and tag Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in them to encourage him to take it down.

6:15 p.m.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego met with religious leaders from across the community outside Phoenix Police Headquarters.

Protesters also paused outside of the Arizona Supreme Court building to hold a moment of silence for George Floyd.

5:30 p.m.

Protesters gathered at at City Council Chambers to begin their 3.1 mile march to the capitol.

3:15 p.m.

Valley Metro encouraged riders to take the RAPID express before 5 p.m. to avoid any service distruptions due to ongoing events in downtown Phoenix.

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Protesters head to downtown Phoenix for 12th day of demonstrations