Protestors in solidarity of the nationwide protests regarding the treatment of prison inmates in the U.S. gathered across the street from the Ronstadt Transit Center in downtown Tucson on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. The protestors were joined by an unnamed group of anarchists which led the protest on short marches throughout downtown, walking in Congress Street, 5th Avenue, Broadway Boulevard and 6th Avenue against Tucson Police officers' instructions until confined to sidewalks under threat of arrest. Once confined to the sidewalk, the protest continued down 6th Avenue to Toole Avenue and returned to the Ronstadt Transit Center via Congress Street. Along the routes, anarchists threw traffic cones and signs to the ground and were pushed by police officers on multiple occasions after disobeying their instructions during the otherwise peaceful demonstration. Passerby had mixed reactions to the the face masks worn by some demonstrators and sentiments they chanted ranging from slogans like "Who's streets? Our Streets!" to "Fuck the police!" Some drivers honked in appreciation and other pedestrians crossed the street to avoid the group. At its height, the event attracted 60-70 people and tapered off to 30-40 people at its conclusion. Unless noted in the caption, all persons pictured declined to give their names.
Firefighters, officers, members of the military and other public servants gathered at Arizona Stadium early in the morning of Sept. 9 to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 by climbing 2,071 stairs to represent the 110 floors of the World Trade Center in the annual 9/11 Tower Challenge. Three challenges were held across Arizona at the same time - in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe and the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff with an estimated 10,000-15,000 public servants and volunteers in attendance. All proceeds from the Tucson event are split between The 100 Club of Arizona, a group committed to "standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge" and Fisher House Foundation, a housing project for injured veterans and their families.
Arizona lost 18-16 to BYU in the Cactus Kickoff Classic at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3.
The third annual Return of the Mermaids art walk takes over downtown Tucson on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Mike Pence, presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate, rallies at the Fox Theater in Tucson on Tuesday, August 2.
Local musicians perform for a packed house during the July installment of the monthly open mic night at Cartel Coffee Labs at 210 E. Broadway Blvd on July 27, 2016.