Phoenix March To Protest George Floyd's Death Turns Violent

May 29, 2020

A rally in Phoenix to protest George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis turned violent when protesters threw rocks at officers, broke windows at police headquarters, and damaged businesses and vehicles.

A City of Phoenix worker stands near graffiti at a bus stop, Friday, May 29, in Phoenix, in the aftermath of a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody Monday with much of the arrest captured on video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of Floyd.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Hundreds of protesters marched Thursday from City Hall to the State Capitol, where demonstrators broke windows. They moved away from Capitol and threw rocks and bottles at officers. Some protesters refused orders to leave the area. Officers fired pepper spray and rubber bullets. Eight people were arrested. One protester who was exposed to pepper spray and two officers suffering from heat exhaustion were brought to hospitals and have since been released.