Charlotte’s mayor imposes midnight curfew
The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, is imposing a curfew starting at midnight after three nights of protests.
Mayor Jennifer Roberts told reporters Thursday night that she had signed documents to impose a curfew that will run from midnight to 6 a.m.
She expects it to be in place for multiple days until officials determine they no longer need it.
The city’s government issued a Tweet saying the curfew is citywide.
Protesters took to the streets for a third night, but were largely peaceful for several hours Thursday. Two previous nights of chaotic protests included injuries, one death arrests and vandalism.
After several hours of peacefully circling the city;s business district Thursday, several dozen demonstrators climbed onto Interstate 277 and stood in the middle of the roadway. As of this writing, they are being pushed back by police officers in riot gear.