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Hundreds march through downtown Phoenix on 10th day of protests

Protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Dion Johnson have now been happening for more than a week.

PHOENIX — A crowd of hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Phoenix Saturday evening. 

It was the tenth straight night of demonstrations calling for justice after George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis Police Officer. 

Phoenix protesters have also been pushing law enforcement for more information in the death of Dion Johnson, who was shot and killed by a DPS trooper. 

Arizona has a curfew in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. after rioting and looting in the Valley last week.

Since Sunday, however, protesters have remained peaceful and respected the curfew.

Saturday was no different. The demonstration in downtown Phoenix came to an end around 7:30 outside city hall so protesters could get home before the curfew. 

There was also a protest in downtown Gilbert that started around 5. At one point, police officers took a knee with demonstrators. 

The Gilbert protest ended peacefully as well. 


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