Atlanta Curfew Extended For Next 5 Days Amid Protests
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has ordered a citywide curfew for the fifth consecutive night. The curfew continues at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials also announced on Twitter curfews issued for Thursday beginning at 9 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 p.m. All curfews expire at sunrise.
City of Atlanta curfew continues at 9:00 p.m. tonight and Thursday night. An 8:00 p.m. to sunrise curfew is effective Friday (6/5), Saturday (6/6) & Sunday (6/7). Exceptions apply to people seeking medical help, working, first responders & homeless. Call @ATL311 for details. pic.twitter.com/RZifP9dFOQ— City of Atlanta, GA (@CityofAtlanta) June 3, 2020
Exceptions apply to those seeking medical help, working, first responders and the homeless, the city said in the tweet.
MARTA is suspending service starting at 9 p.m. as well.
Atlanta police arrested 258 people over the weekend, and another 95 people were arrested as of 11 p.m. Monday, June 1.