Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Curfews Canceled Indefinitely In Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills announced Thursday afternoon that it was canceling all future curfews until further notice.

This means that two planned curfews – one for the business district starting at 1 p.m. Thursday and another citywide curfew starting at 6 p.m Thursday and ending 6 a.m. Friday – are now off.

The announcement comes just after the city and county of Los Angeles decided to suspend curfews. On Wednesday night, the American Civil Liberties Union and Blacks Lives Matter L.A. filed a lawsuit claiming that the curfews violate free speech and freedom of movement.

On Thursday morning, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a statement saying his department would no longer enforce a curfew, and shortly after, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that it would no longer be enforced in the city.

Despite a violent and chaotic Saturday, demonstrations in Beverly Hills have remained peaceful since.

“The protests in our City have remained peaceful over the last several days,” said Mayor Lester Friedman in a news release. “We thank our residents and business community for their patience and cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.”

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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