Curfew in effect to reduce violence in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – The mayor of St. Louis, Lyda Krewson announced that the city will be enforcing a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday after violence escalated during protests on Monday night.

On Monday, June 1, thousands of demonstrators gathered in St. Louis to protest the death of George Floyd, according to KMOV. These protestors marched through the streets of St. Louis during the day and the early evening.

At approximately, 9:30 p.m., some protestors began looting and setting fire to stores. Police officers estimate that 55 stores were vandalized or looted during the night.

After midnight on Tuesday, June 2, four police officers were shot near the St. Louis police headquarters. The officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, but they have since been released.

Mayor Krewson explained that any protesters on the street after the curfew on Tuesday night may be arrested.

All citizens in St. Louis should take additional caution to protect themselves and their loved ones during this time.

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