Phoenix Police Drive Back “Rally for Justice” Protesters With Pepperball® and Pepper Spray

Anger and activism met with the blunt reality of police force on the streets of Phoenix on Friday night in a dramatic, hours-long confrontation filled with tear gas, pepper spray, and pepperballs. Civil rights leaders planned the “Rally for Justice” to begin at 8 p.m. at Phoenix City Hall, then march up Seventh Street. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton had asked the organizers to delay the demonstration following the deadly shooting in Dallas on Thursday that left five police officers dead. But leaders decided to go ahead with the event. Full story: