PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh announced Monday that it is extending its curfew for another night.
The curfew goes into effect Monday night at 8:30 p.m. and will last until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Anyone that is downtown between those hours will be stopped by law enforcement.
ALERT: The City of Pittsburgh has extended the curfew for another night. Curfew goes into effect tonight at 8:30 p.m. and will last until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. pic.twitter.com/7427T5kSJt
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) June 1, 2020
The curfews first went into effect Saturday night after peaceful protests in remembrance of Minnesota man George Floyd turned violent, leading to chaos and looting.
Several law enforcement agencies, including SWAT teams and state police, were called in to try and clear downtown.
- ‘Damn Shame’: Pittsburgh Police Chief Says White Males Dressed In Anarchist Attire Hijacked George Floyd Protests Downtown
- From Peaceful To Violent: Protest In Downtown Leave Damaged Cars, Looted Stores
- Port Authority Suspends All Service On Saturday Night
- ‘Pittsburghers Unite Against Racism, Against Hate’: Downtown Protests Were Peaceful, Until They Weren’t
- Pittsburgh Public Safety Places Curfew On Downtown Pittsburgh
- Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency Declaration To Help Cities During Protests
- Hundreds Of People Take To Social Media To Share Their View Of Pittsburgh Protests, Looting, And Violence
- Pittsburgh Public Safety Has Declared ‘Unlawful Assembly’ Downtown, Urging Businesses To Close, Residents To Stay Home
- Store Windows Broken, Police Cruisers Set On Fire, As Downtown Pittsburgh Protest Over The Death Of George Floyd Turns Violent
Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert expressed his disappointment on Saturday at those that took a peaceful protest and turned it violent.
“I can tell you as the police chief, I am very disappointed because this was a peaceful protest for something that was very serious, and this does nothing to honor the memory of somebody who died,” Chief Schubert said.