Raleigh, NC, executes a curfew at 10 pm Friday ahead of two planned protests in the city.
Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin says the state capital is a place where “people can exercise their rights and listen to their voices”, but she is issuing a curfew due to civil unrest. latent.
“The threat of civil unrest has created an emergency in Raleigh City and immediate attention is needed to protect public health and well-being, to prevent property damage, to ensure public safety and emergency relief, ”said her emergency order.
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According to a flyer distributed by the NC Born team, one of the protests was for Walter Wallace, a black man who was told by Philadelphia police that they had shot to death after he refused to take down the knife.
It is scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm, one and a half hours before curfew.
Another group that organizes the demonstrations, Smash Racism in Raleigh, tweeted that the demonstrations were canceled and police were detaining those for trespassing.
WRAL reported that businesses in downtown Raleigh had boarded the train in anticipation of the protests. This is the fourth time since the protests began in May, businesses in the state capital have been preparing for unrest.
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Friday night̵7;s curfew was quoted, “events that occurred over the weekend of May 30 during and after a demonstration of George Floyd’s death when he was detained by Minneapolis police resulted in property damage. substantial for many businesses and buildings in Raleigh. “
During the protest week earlier in June, Raleigh police reported 230 property crimes, leading to the arrests of 51 people on 95 counts.