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Flagstaff police stop traffic on Route 66 for protest

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 12:40:44-04

Police stopped traffic on Route 66 in northern Arizona to prevent injuries during a protest against police violence and racial profiling.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that there were no arrests or criminal citations during the Sunday afternoon protest in Flagstaff.

About 30 people gathered at the Coconino County Superior Courthouse for the rally hosted by indigenous rights activist Klee Benally and the Taala Hooghan Infoshop.

A Flagstaff police report says officers ended up stopping traffic about an hour into the rally when protesters walked into the road. At one point, they laid down as a symbolic "die-in" representing the casualties of police violence.