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Protesters head to Tempe for 15th consecutive day of demonstrations

Jun 11, 2020, 5:32 PM | Updated: 10:03 pm
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PHOENIX — Protesters gathered in Tempe on Thursday for the 15th consecutive day of demonstrations in the Valley in response to the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Dion Johnson in Phoenix.

Demonstrators met at 4:30 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park before their planned march to the City Council where a vote is scheduled on the annual budget.

Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro is calling for $22.5 million to be reallocated from police and fire to childhood education, public transit and housing.

Protests throughout the Valley have been peaceful recently. Phoenix police have made zero arrests in connection to demonstrations since May 31.


9:14 p.m.

The Mesa Police Department confirmed in an email to KTAR News 92.3 FM that the department made zero arrests Thursday night in connection to the protests.


7:40 p.m.

Protesters gathered and chanted outside of the Tempe Police Department headquarters building.


6:57 p.m.

The Tempe City Council announced it has delayed the budget vote until July 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Kinnerup.


5:48 p.m.

Protesters began marching toward Mill Avenue.


5:22 p.m.

Approximately 1,000 to 1,200 individuals had gathered at Tempe Beach Park while more continued to arrive, Kinnerup reported.


4:30 p.m.

Protesters met at Tempe Beach Park ahead of their planned march to City Hall where council members are scheduled to vote on the annual budget, KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Kinnerup reported.


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Protesters head to Tempe for 15th consecutive day of demonstrations