Mayor ends curfew; traffic restrictions to be assessed
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the curfew that has been in place since Sept. 23 has been allowed to expire as of 6:30 a.m. this morning.
“The curfew served its purpose of helping ensure that most people were home safe by 9 p.m., because our past experience had shown that most violence and destruction occurs after dark,” the Mayor said. “We sadly saw some violence, including the shooting of two police officers, one of whom remains hospitalized, dealing with complications of his injuries. But we believe the curfew helped, by ensuring fewer people were out late in the day.”
Downtown barriers and traffic restrictions set up last week will remain, but will be assessed on a daily basis over coming days, he said.
“We appreciate that the vast majority of protesters over the past several days have been peaceful,” the Mayor said. “Thank you to LMPD for all their hard work in planning and executing this protest detail. We will continue the work to become the city of justice, equity, opportunity and peace that we all desire, and deserve.”