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No curfew for city of Charleston or Charleston County, leaders say

By Patrick Phillips | June 2, 2020 at 11:41 AM EDT - Updated June 2 at 11:48 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Neither the city of Charleston nor Charleston County plan to extend a curfew for Tuesday night.

Shortly before noon, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey said the county did not plan to extend a curfew Tuesday night.

Earlier, Charleston City Council held an emergency meeting and decided the Charleston Peninsula would also not extend a curfew.

“City officials will continue to monitor the situation throughout the evening and will make any further announcements as needed,” city spokesman Jack O’Toole said.

Mayor John Tecklenburg said it there were no arrests Monday night related to protesting. He recommended not having a curfew Tuesday, adding that have the power to enact curfew later in the day if they see need.

Charleston imposed curfews on Sunday and Monday nights after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis while in police custody.

A peaceful protest on Saturday afternoon in Marion Square turned to rioting that night with rioters vandalizing businesses and properties and looting stores.

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