More Black Lives Matter protests fanned out from Summerville to North Charleston Monday, prompting businesses to board up, and offices to close early. Meanwhile, area monuments and historical sites are seeing increased patrols, after a downtown statue was spray painted by protesters Sunday: From CCSO
Deputies have also increased patrols of plantations in Charleston County. Early this morning, a citizen reported extinguishing a small fire in a roadside ditch and finding what appeared to be two Molotov cocktails between Magnolia and Drayton Hall plantations. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700.
Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance to extend a 12-hour curfew into Monday evening. The curfew, which covers the Charleston Peninsula, begins at 6 p.m. Monday and continues until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Earlier Monday, the city of North Charleston, the town of Summerville,Berkeley County and unincorporated Dorchester county passed similar curfews, though Berkeley County’s begins at at 8 p.m. rather than 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, video and 94.3 WSC listener accounts, like James Bessenger's, continue to emerge of the downtown destruction at the hands of rioters in the streets of Charleston on Saturday night.
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