City of Savannah curfew set to begin at 8:30 p.m.

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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson this evening announced a citywide curfew to be in effect from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. "nightly while necessary," a City spokesperson says.

"While the city has not experienced instances of violence or property destruction as a result of today’s demonstrations, we are proactively issuing the curfew order," the spokesperson says.

“We have experienced a great day of peaceful demonstrations, necessary dialogue, unity and solidarity,” said Mayor Johnson. “We want to continue to ensure the safety of our citizens, visitors and the protection of property. This is an uncomfortable, but necessary step in making that happen.”

The City says that "anyone out after the curfew should expect to be stopped and questioned."
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