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Lincoln announces Monday night curfew after weekend protests

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 15:03:18-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Lincoln is once again enforcing an overnight curfew after a weekend of protesting that ended with arrests, vandalism and destruction of property.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird's office shared the following:

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that, in the interest of public safety, she has issued an Emergency Declaration that will implement a curfew for all Lincoln residents from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 2.

During these hours, the only people permitted to be out of their homes are those who are going to work, seeking medical attention or seeking the assistance of law enforcement. The curfew is in response to the violence this weekend after peaceful assemblies to protest the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota were disrupted by a small group of individuals, resulting in injuries, destruction of property, and arrests.

Sunday, a curfew was in place from 8pm-6am Monday morning.