FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2020
North Charleston enacts curfew, 6pm-6am
A statement from Mayor Keith Summey
Pursuant to the executive authority granted under Section 6-16 of the City of North Charleston’s Code of Ordinances, a curfew has been issued for the City of North Charleston this evening, from Sunday, May 31, 6pm to Monday, June 1, 6am. Although we do not expect any problems, we are asking businesses to voluntarily close starting at 5pm. We hold the right of protest to be self-evident, and we wholeheartedly welcome peaceful demonstrations. However, civil unrest and acts of violence will not be tolerated in the City of North Charleston. Chief Reggie Burgess has strategically deployed the North Charleston Police Department throughout the city to closely monitor and expedite a swift response should it be necessary.