Brooklyn Center mayor issues 11 p.m. curfew Saturday
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott has issued a citywide curfew Saturday ahead of the seventh night of protests in response to the killing of Daunte Wright, according to a public relations firm retained by the city.
The curfew goes into effect at 11 p.m. and expires at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Exceptions include people traveling to and from work or religious services; law enforcement; people seeking medical help, emergency services or fleeing a dangerous situation; recognized community groups authorized to provide aid; the press; and people experiencing homelessness.
According to the announcement, Elliott has asked law enforcement not to use less-lethal munitions — such as tear gas, rubber bullets and marking rounds — or the crowd-control tactic known as "kettling," in which law enforcement surround protesters to make mass arrests.
On Friday, Elliott at first opted not to impose a curfew but quickly backtracked once law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly at the Brooklyn Center Police Department.