PHOENIX — On Sunday, after Gov. Doug Ducey imposed a curfew for 8:00 p.m., demonstrators gathered in downtown Phoenix for a fourth night.
At around 8:20 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department declared an unlawful assembly in the area of Third Avenue and Van Buren Street. Officers told people to start leaving.
An Unlawful Assembly has been declared in the area of 3rd Ave and Van Buren St. due to criminal activity and a current danger to our community. Please leave the area including sidewalks, private property or roadways. pic.twitter.com/GCplUAvywu
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) June 1, 2020
The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the on- and off-ramps of I-10 at 16th Street, Seventh Street, Third Street, Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue to maintain crowds.
The on- and off-ramps of I-10 and 16th Street, 7th Street, 3rd Street, 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue are closed due to a law enforcement situation. pic.twitter.com/roZvJR3jlo
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 1, 2020
The cops have chased the protestors into my neighborhood, setting off tear gas grenades in a residential neighborhood and prowling through backyards to hunt them down. The choppers are circling and shining their spotlights into homes. #phoenixprotest
— Noelle (@ohnoelle) June 1, 2020
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