Cleveland curfew extended through Friday

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Cleveland leaders say the curfew is working.

The curfew was initially implemented Saturday when police brutality protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent.

‘Our number one priority is to keep the city calm and safe,’ Cleveland police chief speaks to I-Team after violent protests

Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin Williams told FOX 8 I-Team’s Peggy Gallek the curfew was helping keep the city calm and safe.

The curfew has been extended through Friday, June 5.

The curfew is for the Central Business District and the W. 25th Market District.

It is from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and only allows people who live there with proof of residency to come in during restricted hours.

Click here to read the full proclamation

Chief Calvin Williams and Mayor Frank Jackson have not announced plans for a new curfew over the weekend when this curfew expires.

A parking ban is in place with the curfew as well.

George Floyd died on Memorial Day when a police officer in Minneapolis kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes.

A timeline of what led to protests, violence across the nation after the murder of George Floyd

The Associated Press reports 9,300 people have been arrested in protests around the nation following his death.

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