Brooklyn Center mayor issues 11 p.m. curfew Saturday

Minnesota National Guard troops line up Friday, April 16, 2021, near the Brooklyn Center Police Department after police declared an unlawful assembly. Photo: Richard Reeve/KSTP. Minnesota National Guard troops line up Friday, April 16, 2021, near the Brooklyn Center Police Department after police declared an unlawful assembly.

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Created: April 17, 2021 04:46 PM

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.


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