Former NFL Player’s Tweet Mobilizes Residents to Clean Up Phoenix After Protests

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News Story Source: By Michael Goonan
After being dismayed to see how peaceful protests turned destructive in his city last weekend, Marquette King put out a call to action on the social media platform.

"I'm gonna be in Downtown Phoenix at 10ish with gloves and trash bags cleaning up the city. All races are welcome to come clean the city with me. Officers should come too. Let's get to know each other."

Marquette played for six years in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, and last played for the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL. Some of the volunteers who joined him knew him from his football career, including former Arizona State University quarterback Robert Nelson. But others were simply inspired by his positive message.

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