(KTAR 92.3 News FM Photo / @ ktarpetersamore)
PHOENIX – Following the third consecutive night of protests in the Valley, Scottsdale Fashion Square was closed today, according to authorities.
At around 9:20 am, the Scottsdale Police Department announced that Camelback Road was also closed from Goldwater Boulevard to Scottsdale Road due to overnight criminal activity.
As a result of last night’s criminal activities, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, as well as Camelback Rd from Goldwater Bl to Scottsdale Rd CLOSE today. This area must be avoided. Updates to overnight activities will be given today. pic.twitter.com/GDclrlM0oC
– ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) May 31, 2020
Some shops in Fashion Square Mall were damaged by looters on Saturday night around 10 pm. including Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters and Apple Store.
About an hour later, the Scottsdale police declared the meeting in the area an unlawful meeting, thus subjecting anyone still present to be arrested.
– Peter Samore (@ktarpetersamore) May 31, 2020
The unlawful assembly was also announced late Saturday by the Phoenix police around 10:30 pm following the report of a loud explosion.
Not sure where the voices came from but the protesters are currently in front of the Phoenix Police headquarters. pic.twitter.com/08l9NwIGI1
– Gabriel Gamiño (@gaminogabriel) May 31, 2020
The protest came in response to Monday’s death Minnesotan George Floyd and Arizonan Dion Johnson at the hands of law enforcement.
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