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Phoenix police arrest 12 at rally for racial justice

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 17:17:04-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police arrested about a dozen people during a demonstration of solidarity for the anniversary of the March on Washington. Sgt. Ann Justus said the Friday night protest that drew dozens of people was peaceful overall.

Demonstrators listened to speeches in downtown before marching to Phoenix Police Department headquarters.

Justus said it was at the end of the march that some protesters laid down in the road, forcing officers to shut it down to traffic.

Those who refused to get up were subsequently arrested.

In all, 12 arrests were made.

They all face one count each of obstructing a thoroughfare.