Curfew Declared in Charlotte Following Days of Protests

Following several days of protest that sometimes erupted into violence and property destruction, the mayor of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina has imposed an indefinite midnight-to-six-a.m. curfew.

The protests started after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, on Tuesday afternoon. While there is video of the incident, the city has no plans to make it public at this time.

The curfew was announced on Thursday evening, and will go into effect as of midnight Friday, only a few hours after the announcement.

The full text of the curfew announcement, signed by mayor Jennifer Roberts, says that the curfew will remain “until the end of the State of Emergency is declared or until this Proclamation is revoked.” It bans travel on “upon any public street, alley, or roadway upon any other public property.” You can read the entire text below.

Several businesses in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, including the Bank of America headquarters, were closed on Thursday. Bank of America announced that their main office would remain closed Friday as well.

source: BY

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