Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has issued an executive order for a dusk to dawn curfew in the city of Louisville. This comes in response to the protests that have turned violent in the last two days in downtown Louisville.
“The tone clearly changed last night, the number of people on our street clearly changed last night as well. And this turned from being a peaceful protest into violence and terrorism and looting in the streets of our city," Fischer said in a press briefing Saturday morning.
The curfew starts at 9 p.m. Saturday and is in effect until 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The times will remain the same on Sunday night. The curfew is in effect for entire Jefferson County area.
Everyone is instructed to remain in their homes and out of common areas during those hours. If you go out you can be cited for a curfew violation and asked to return to your home.
Exceptions to this include commuting to work, churches and anyone involved in an action medically necessary to protect themselves, friends or family.
Businesses are expected to be closed after 9 p.m.
In addition to the curfew, approximately 350 National Guard soldiers are sent to Louisville this afternoon.
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