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.
We will remain in stage 3 tactical alert.
City-wide curfew will be in effect 6PM tonight until 6AM tomorrow morning. Please stay inside & continue to help us keep #LongBeach safe.
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) June 2, 2020
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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