Phoenix Police said Monday that more than 200 people were arrested during the fourth consecutive night of protest over the death of George Floyd in downtown Phoenix, capital city of the United States state of Arizona.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order Sunday noon, declaring to impose a statewide curfew lasting from local time 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., from May 31 to June 8.
The order prohibits people from “using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purpose of travel” with some exceptions.
“At the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement, I’m issuing a statewide Declaration of Emergency, with a curfew in place starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight and effective for one week.” the governor also tweeted at noon.
However, local ABC15 news channel reported that many protesters remained in the Phoenix Police Department headquarters after the official protest was over and curfew started, holding signs, taking a knee and chanting outside of the building.
The police then declared unlawful assembly in the area and used tear gas against protesters.
Police on Monday did not give information about property damage from Sunday’s demonstrations, but disclosed that more than 200 adults and over 10 minors were arrested, with charges including rioting, unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct and curfew violation.