[Update] Beverly Hills has canceled its curfew.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that LASD won’t enforce a curfew tonight “based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protestors.” Los Angeles County also tweeted that it doesn’t plan to issue a countywide curfew tonight. However, you should know that cities within L.A. County may make their own decisions. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted no curfew for Los Angeles, but Beverly Hills has a curfew tonight at 6 p.m.
L.A. County and many cities within it have enforced a curfew for the past several days, starting as early as 1 p.m. in certain areas. Conflicting text alerts, time switches with little notice, and an unreliable Metro system left several people confused and occasionally stranded. Today, we’d advise you to check with the various cities in L.A. County if you plan to be in them to make sure you have the correct info. (We’ll also update you as we get new info.)
Yesterday, County Supervisor Janice Hahn tweeted that she no longer believed the curfews were necessary and that they seemed like “they are being used to arrest peaceful protestors.”
According to KTLA, over 90% of the 2,700 arrests the LAPD made during the protests were for “failure to disperse” or curfew violations.
Protests will continue throughout the city and across the nation today.