SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – Twelve people were arrested and millions of dollars in damage were left after violent protests late Saturday in Scottsdale. At least one attack was also reported.
According to the Scottsdale Police, hundreds of people protested in Scottsdale in Fashion Square and the surrounding area. Sunday night, the Scottsdale police released the name and age of twelve arrested; with one name withheld because they are under 18 years of age:
Taylor Clemons, 24 years old
Whitney Hannon who is 20 years old
Enrique Espinoza, 23 years old
Muhammad Ali 22 years old
Christian Poineau, 22 years old
Peyton Spence, 24 years old
Lamont Saunders, 22 years old
24-year-old Stephanie Nelson
Sabrin John Kamel Del, 24 years old
Alexander Bligh, 19 years old
Breanna Michelle Akins, 27 years old
Name withheld (17-year-old boy)
Our hearts are broken for our community. Now Scottsdale Fashion Square is closed. We will get through this together and we hope to see you soon. pic.twitter.com/jthIofUwu7
– Scottsdale Fashion Square (@ScottsdaleFS) May 31, 2020
“While some may indeed come to join what they believe to be peaceful protests, what is happening is not peaceful, or protest. It is a riot that sees several dozen people collectively damaging property in and near malls, breaking into businesses and pillaging interiors,” said Sergeant. Ben Hoster
Scottsdale was hit by loud protests late Saturday which created a lot of damage to retailers. Sunday morning, people lined up to help volunteers clean up after Fashion Square.
Law enforcement from Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Maricopa County and the Department of Public Security are in the area to help arrest any violator. There are no officers injured.
Investigators continue to assess the damage and have closed Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and Camelback Road from Goldwater Blvd. to Scottsdale Road until further notice.
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