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AZ Protests Continue, Mostly Peaceful, Some Police Officers Join Protestors

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It was another night of protests across the country, including in Arizona, against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality toward people of color.  Predominantly peaceful demonstrations took place in cities across the state. 

Thousands of people from New York to California took to the streets for another night, demanding justice for Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, with protestors handling sporadic tensions by calling for peace among themselves. 

In Arizona, Phoenix protestors disbanded shortly after the state's newly imposed 8:00 p.m. curfew took effect. In Flagstaff, demonstrators marched peacefully down main streets, stopping traffic briefly. Police officers and protestors walked together in solidarity, some arm-in-arm. No major incidents were reported.