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Local Curfew to Begin at 6 p.m.

City backs County curfew

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 11:29 am
 

Pasadena will once again be under a Los Angeles County curfew on Tuesday night.

The curfew will begin at 6 p.m. and last until Wednesday morning.

“Out of an abundance of caution, people are reminded to stay home during the curfew,” said City Spokesperson Lisa Derderian. “While it’s okay to walk in your neighborhood, please avoid business areas after curfew.

“The city appreciates your patience and understanding as we take proactive measures to protect our community from the devastation and peril taking place in neighboring cities.”

This is the fourth day the city has been under a curfew.

According to the curfew, “it shall be unlawful for any person to travel or be upon a public street, sidewalk or public place.”

“Traveling” includes walking, cars, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle or public transit, according to the order.

The curfew is in effect due to continuing incidents throughout Los Angeles County, coupled with concerns that non-Pasadena residents may attempt to disrupt the community.

Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor that could result in a $500 fine and six months in jail.

More than 4,000 people have been arrested during protests in 50 states in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd.

Floyd died after a Minneapolis officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes during a May 25 incident, despite the dying man’s exclamations that he could not breathe.

City officials have recognized the right of local residents to protest peacefully.

National Guard troops arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday morning to help restore order after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in LA County.

The National Guard has not been deployed to Pasadena.

At least two dozen National Guard 129th Rescue Wing HC-130J vehicles passed in front of Los Angeles City Hall shortly before 5 a.m. and are expected to be part of the city’s response to any further unrest that develops as demonstrations continue against police brutality.

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