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Crowds gather in Phoenix to protest police violence

Phoenix Protests NBC:KPNX

Protesting George Floyd and Dion Johnson's killing

PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - Across the nation, protests continue as people march for justice for George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis earlier this week.

Video from Phoenix show as hundreds of protesters turned out to protest for the second night in a row. Some demonstrators even turning to violence.

Protesters were also there to protest the killing of Arizona resident Dion Johnson, a black man who was shot and killed by an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper Monday, reports NBC affiliate KPNX.

Protesters marched to the Phoenix police headquarters, where police told them to disperse.

Video depicts the scene as Phoenix protesters hold their signs, and as police fire back tear gas. Broken windows can be seen throughout the scene of the protest.

There were reports of protesters tearing down police barricades, breaking windows and throwing objects at officers.

Police fired tear gas into the crowd and used flash bangs to disperse the protesters. This, according to KPNX.

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