Mayor Eric Garcetti stated that an overnight curfew will be in effect for a third consecutive night on Monday, June 1, in response to recent unrest over the police-related death of George Floyd. The curfew will be in effect from Monday at 18:00 until 06:00 (local time) on Tuesday, June 2, in both the city and wider county of Los Angeles (California state) and is subject to be extended further. Previously, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the city and county of Los Angeles on Saturday evening, May 30, and activated the National Guard to restore order and enforce the curfew.
Further protests and unrest are likely in the area in the near term.
George Floyd died while being arrested by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The four arresting police officers were subsequently fired, and one has since been charged with murder. Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters gathered on May 26 to denounce the death and actions of the police officers. Clashes ensued between protesters and riot police; with demonstrators throwing bricks and projectiles at police and police property, and police responding with tear gas and rubber bullets as they attempted to disperse the crowds. Protests have since spread to a number of cities across the US.
Individuals in Los Angeles and across metropolitan areas in the US are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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