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VIDEO: Fourth night of protests in downtown Phoenix

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 15:09:59-04

PHOENIX — Demonstrators gathered in downtown Phoenix for a fourth night and officials say the National Guard was on standby to help with safety efforts.

Watch video from the rally in the player below. *** This video contains strong language. Viewer discretion is advised***

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued a declaration of emergency, with an 8 p.m. curfew that is set to begin Sunday night and is in effect for the next week.

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"This gives law enforcement an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness we’ve seen here and in cities nationwide. Police will be equipped to make arrests of individuals who are planning to riot, loot or cause damage and unrest," Ducey said in his tweet.

Shopping centers across Arizona closed in preparation for Sunday's protests and potential looting, like ones seen at Scottsdale Fashion Square Saturday night.