Santa Monica sets Wednesday curfew at 6 pm

05 Juin, 2020, 08:50 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Curfew enacted across entirety of Los Angeles County to promote public safety

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva today announced that Sheriff's deputies would not be enforcing any curfews, citing "current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters".

In New York, 1000's gathered and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge.

"The curfews' extraordinary suppression of all political protest in the evening hours plainly violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and their blanket restrictions on movement outside working hours violate the Constitution's protection of freedom of movement", the ACLU said in a statement.

The curfew is three hours later than the 6 p.m. curfew imposed for the last three days, in response to extensive looting and vandalism. The looting and has deescalated since the first night time of demonstrations, which left a lot of downtown Oakland in shambles.

Torrance: The curfew is from 6 p.m. Tuesday at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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In San Francisco a huge demonstration also took place on Wednesday night in defiance of the curfew, with a crowd marching from the Mission neighborhood to City Hall.

As protests spread across the U.S. after the death in police custody of George Floyd, Facebook users shared a photo of a defaced Vietnam War memorial, implying that the vandalism occurred during the current demonstrations. Family members spoke and the civil rights campaigner Rev Al Sharpton additionally delivered an impassioned eulogy during which he referred to as on white Americans to "get your knee off our necks".

"Well. Your protest just lost me", reads the caption of an image shared by thousands of Facebook users in the U.S. on June 3, and which features a photo of a Vietnam War memorial defaced by graffiti. Many others marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the borough with Manhattan.

Protests were largely peaceful in the area on Tuesday as thousands of protesters took to the streets to express their anger over the killing of the Minneapolis unarmed black man in police custody on May 25. She passed out voter registration forms and masks. "Now see what happens when you don't listen to the oppressed".



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