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Curfew lifted in Greenville

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Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 3:53 PM EDT
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The curfew lifted at 6 a.m. Wednesday. There were no reported protests overnight.


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Greenville police shut down streets in the Uptown area Tuesday afternoon because of the potential for protests.

Officers were are asking people to avoid the area and businesses also closed.

Some business owners told us they wished they could have stayed open, but understand why they had to close, and didn't want to put their employees at risk.

While streets were shut down to vehicles, police say Those wishing to exercise their First Amendment rights can do so safely and peacefully."

The city has once again enacted a curfew for Tuesday night.

One person we talked with said, "I think it's just kind of a waste because if they are going to do something, they are going to do it regardless if the cops are here or not."

Prior to the curfew, about 15 people gathered for a peaceful protest at the corner of Charles Boulevard and Tenth Street.

Mayor P.J. Connelly says the curfew will run from 8:00 p.m. Tuesday until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday..

This is the second night in a row that the city has had a curfew over concerns of more protests over the death of George Floyd.

There are a few exceptions to the curfew:

  • Any police or public safety officer or other government engaged in official business.
  • Any member, volunteer, or employee of an organization providing disaster relief services.
  • Any person in transit from a place where he or she was temporarily engaged and could not have planned his or her departure to avoid the curfew.
  • Any medical service provider engaged in delivering medical services.
  • Members of the news media engaged in duties essential to providing public information.

The city says violating the curfew is a misdemeanor.


Farmville curfew

The town of Farmville has enacted a curfew.

Mayor John Moore says residents should stay in their homes from 9 pm Tuesday until 5 am Wednesday,


Greenville is the latest municipality to enact a curfew.

The city says the curfew begins at 8:00 p.m. and runs until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Mayor P.J. Connelly says it requires people to stay home with one a few exceptions. Those are:

  • Any police or public safety officer or other government engaged in official business.
  • Any member, volunteer, or employee of an organization providing disaster relief services.
  • Any person in transit from a place where he or she was temporarily engaged and could not have planned his or her departure to avoid the curfew.
  • Any medical service provider engaged in delivering medical services.
  • Members of the news media engaged in duties essential to providing public information.

The city says violating the curfew is a misdemeanor.


Washington

has enacted a city-wide curfew for Monday night. It is in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The city says no one should be on the streets unless you are traveling to or from work.


Goldsboro's

curfew is in effect each night from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until further notice.

The city says the curfew is for everyone except those traveling to or from work.

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