Which Major Cities Have Set Curfews Amid the Ongoing Protests?

As the protest rallies against police brutality continue, cities across the nation have implemented curfews.

Some peaceful protests that started due to the death of George Floyd have taken a turn with reports of vandalism, burning buildings, arrests, and looting.

According to People, Monday night was the seventh straight night of violence that occurred following Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25th.

Here is a list of various cities that have implemented curfews.

ATLANTA

"As a result of the recent acts of violence demonstrated throughout the city, Mayor @KeishaBottoms has signed an Executive Order establishing a curfew in the entire territorial jurisdiction of the City of Atlanta. The curfew would begin at 9:00 p.m.

The curfew was extended into May 31 and then again on June 1. The city of Atlanta reported that it would continue through sunrise on June 2.

CLEVELAND

Cleveland 19 News reported that the city is under curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until Friday, June 5.

CHICAGO

CURFEW IN EFFECT: Until further notice, a curfew between the hours of 9PM and 6AM is now in effect in the City of Chicago," Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted. "Please stay safe."

DENVER

People fill the streets next to the Colorado state capitol during a protest on May 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. This was the second day of protests in Denver, with more demonstrations planned for the weekend.
People fill the streets next to the Colorado state capitol during a protest on May 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. This was the second day of protests in Denver, with more demonstrations planned for the weekend. Photo credit (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

The Denver Police Department announced the the city extended its 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew until June 5. Police report that violators face a fine up to $999 and/or imprisonment for up to 300 days.

DALLAS

According to the Dallas Police Department, the city remains under curfew for several days from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Businesses throughout the area are encouraged to close at 5:00 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS

Governor Tim Walz announced on June 1 that an emergency curfew for Minneapolis and Saint Paul would happen 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. until June 3.

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles announced a curfew that was in effect from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. June 2. On Tuesday, L.A. County said the curfew would continue making it the third consecutive night of a countywide curfew, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, until 6 a.m. Wednesday. However, other cities such as Beverly Hills, made their curfew from Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. until Wednesday, June 3 at 5:30 a.m.

LOUISVILLE

Mayor Greg Fischer said the 9:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew has been extended until June 8.

NEW YORK CITY

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city's curfew is being extended through Sunday, June 7, following two nights of looting and violent confrontations with police -- which Gov. Andrew Cuomo said de Blasio and the NYPD failed at controlling.

PHILADELPHIA

Protestors march against police violence in Philadelphia, Pa.
Protesters march against police violence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo credit © Jenna Miller/ Delaware News Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order stating that the curfew was necessary "protect the City and its residents from severe endangerment and harm to their health, safety and property.”

The city’s curfew was in effect from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, the city announced it will begin 8:30 p.m. on June 2 to allow residents to vote. The curfew continues continues through 6:00 a.m. on June 3.

No extension has been announced.

PHOENIX

On May 31, Governor Doug Ducey announced a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. It stated that the curfew will expire on June 8 unless further extended.

RALEIGH

Raleigh is under a curfew from 8:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. No report has been made on when this will end.

SAN FRANCISCO

The city is under curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. until further notice.

SEATTLE

The city is under curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. until further notice.

WASHINGTON D.C.

The city is under curfew that begins at 7:00 p.m. until June 3. No report has been made on whether nor not that date will be extended.

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