Phoenix Protesters Vandalize Police Headquarters In Solidarity With George Floyd

Protesters converge on a Phoenix Police vehicle, breaking out the back window.

PHOENIX – What was supposed to be a peaceful protest on Thursday night turned destructive after hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown Phoenix. The march began in a sign of solidarity with protesters in Minneapolis over George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis while in police custody.

There is general consensus that Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on his neck during an arrest.

The protest was organized by activist Jarrett Maupin and Arizona’s All Black Lives Matter.

The protest turned hostile when some protesters began hurling rocks and water bottles at police and Phoenix Police headquarters.

A crowd converged on a Phoenix Police car and smashed the back window.

Phoenix Police and Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers used nonlethal force against protesters, including pepper spray and rubber bullets.

Police declared the protest an unlawful assembly after 11 p.m., but approximately 50 – 100 protesters remained standing in defiance near 7th Avenue and Washington Street well past 12:30 a.m.

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