Long Beach’s citywide curfew starts at 6 p.m. today, June 2

Long Beach has extended its curfew for a third day as protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued across the Southland.

The curfew will be in effect from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Wednesday as Long Beach joins all 88 Los Angeles County cities in a regional push to keep people at home to curtail violence and looting that have followed demonstrations.

Roughly 3,000 people flooded Long Beach on Sunday for a largely peaceful march against police brutality, but the day ended in violence after looters and vandals fanned across the city resulting in dozens of arrests.

As of Tuesday afternoon, police reported no planned protests or major violent incidents since late Sunday and early Monday morning.

The curfew means that no one can be on public streets, alleys, parks or other public places in the city. This includes traveling on foot, on a bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle, officials said.

The only people exempt are:

  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighting personnel and emergency health care providers
  • Civilians engaged in police or emergency work
  • People who need emergency care
  • Individuals traveling to and from their place of work
  • Representatives of the media

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Kelly Puente is a general assignment and special projects reporter at the Long Beach Post. Her prolific reporting has taken her all over Southern California—even to the small Catalina Island town of Two Harbors. She is a Tiki mug collector and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Cal State Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected].
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