Governor Walz extends nighttime curfew by two days

WCCO Radio Newsroom
June 03, 2020 - 2:17 pm

    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that the nighttime curfew will be extended starting Wednesday night and ending Friday morning. The times will continue to be from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

    Walz praised the efforts that Minnesotans have made over the past few days by observing the curfew. 

    “Minnesotans need more than ever to lean on their neighbors, show up for their communities, and add their voice to this urgent conversation on addressing our systemic problems,” Governor Walz said, “yet they’ve made those sacrifices to stay home through the curfew to help keep our neighborhoods safe.” 

    The curfew will continue to keep streets and public places in Minneapolis and St. Paul closed to everyone except first responders, members of the media, citizens traveling to and from work, those experiencing homelessness and anyone who is seeking emergency care or fleeing danger. 

    Walz also expressed gratitude for those who obeyed the curfew so that everyone can continue to seek justice for George Floyd. 

    “We’re incredibly grateful that Minnesotans are working with us so we can focus our conversation and energy on justice for George Floyd,” Walz said.

     

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