Broward County has imposed a curfew in the aftermath of out-of-control protests, including in downtown Fort Lauderdale, that started with people expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd.
It went into effect at 9 p.m. Sunday and is in place until 6 a.m. Monday. The county said it could be extended if circumstances warrant.
Fort Lauderdale said the city order prohibits “all pedestrian and vehicular movement”: within the city limits. The exceptions include emergency personnel, emergency transportation, utility emergency repairs and government workers.
“All people in the City of Fort Lauderdale are to remain in their homes and residences” during the curfew hours, the city said, unless told otherwise by government officials.
Miami-Dade County and the cities of Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach also instituted curfews.
“I am hoping and praying that the things I am seeing elsewhere in terms of the burning and looting doesn’t happen here in Broward County. I am hoping we can find a way to peacefully, but in a vibrant and clear way, express our disgust,” Mayor @HolnessD9 https://t.co/mUhc72FvA4
— Broward County Commission (@browardinfo) May 31, 2020
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) June 1, 2020