With residents already hunkered down for the third night in row, Beverly Hills announced Monday night that another curfew would be in effect from Tuesday at 1 p.m. until Wednesday at 5:30 a.m.
“Tomorrow, we will implement a single citywide curfew,” Mayor Lester Friedman said in a city news release sent just after 7 p.m. “I know we are all feeling a great sense of uncertainty tonight. We are grateful to the National Guard and our mutual aid partners from several neighboring agencies for helping us to keep our community safe.”
The new curfew follows a stressful day of protesting all over the Southland, from Van Nuys to Downtown LA to Westwood to West Hollywood to Hollywood. Protests in West L.A. began peacefully, with one officer even kneeling in solidarity with the protesters. But after the countywide 6 p.m. curfew went into effect, police began arresting dozens of protesters in all locations who refused to leave. Meanwhile, looting was reported in first Van Nuys and later in Hollywood, and protesters briefly blocked entrance to the 405 freeway.
No major disturbances have been reported within the city of Beverly Hills as of Monday evening.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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