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Atlanta under 9PM curfew for second night

The 9 p.m. curfew lasts until sunrise on Monday.
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A demonstrator is detained by Atlanta Police during a protest, Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Atlanta. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed an executive order extending the city's curfew for a second night in a row. As with Saturday night, the extended curfew will run citywide from 9 p.m. Sunday, May 31, through sunrise on Monday, June 1.

At 6 p.m., she and Police Chief Erica Shields are expected to hold a press conference. Watch the press conference, here.

Initially, the news conference had been scheduled for 2 p.m. but was later rescheduled for later in the day.

Mayor Bottoms initially placed a curfew for the entire city on Saturday night in order to head off a repeat of violent protests that plagued the city on Friday night. 

Friday night's protests led to significant damage and looting over areas of downtown Atlanta and Buckhead. 

On Saturday night, Atlanta Police, along with the troopers from the Georgia State Patrol and members of the Georgia National Guard patrolled parts of the city. According to the Atlanta Police Department, at least 70 people were arrested Saturday night.

Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a state of emergency across the entire state of Georgia through next weekend and has activated more than 3,000 members of the National Guard statewide.


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