Charleston Curfew Update: is now under county-wide curfew from 11 PM to 7 AM amid protests, looting.
City Mayor John Tecklenburg announced on Saturday evening a county-wide curfew will be imposed from 11 p.m Saturday till 7 a.m.
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Mayor John Tecklenburg said “we are imposing the curfew because we have seen property vandalism, looting, and thefts.” he further said I consulted with county officials and leaders from other towns in the County. Police and sheriff’s deputies from a neighboring jurisdiction have also been called to assist the Police Department and officials.
Statement from County Council on Charleston Curfew
Charleston County joins the rest of the nation grieving over of the death of George Floyd. Our citizens have the right to be angry and the right to protest this unspeakable tragedy. Now is the time to join together and peacefully honor Mr. Floyd’s memory. Due to the property damage caused downtown, there will be a countywide curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Mayor John Tecklenburg statement
— City of Charleston (@CityCharleston) May 31, 2020
Charleston mayor John Tecklenberg & Police chief Luther Reynolds held this press conference around 8:45 PM Sat to put the 11 PM county curfew in effect till 7 AM and do their best to warn those who chose to not protest legally. @ABCNews4 pic.twitter.com/425x20cMgq
— Greg Brzozowski (@GregBrzozowski) May 31, 2020
Reaction from Twitter Users
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Watch a police officer brutally beaten on the ground by a mob in my hometown of Charleston, SC.
— HARLAN Z. HILL ?? (@Harlan) May 31, 2020
Charleston, SC exploded tonight. Looters destroyed King Street and the cops were clearly unprepared. There was an attempt to set up roadblocks with vehicles but NO ONE WAS MANNING THEM. This is 20 minutes before curfew: pic.twitter.com/6ctQVAGhMB
— TheCornerstone? (@TheCornerstone0) May 31, 2020
He said it perfectly. I was at the peaceful protest #JusticeForFloyd Charleston SC this afternoon. It was beautiful ? Later, instigators started breaking shit & burning cars. I was going to clean up the streets, but…curfew now! #WhiteSilenceEqualsComplicity pic.twitter.com/iuJSU7VJUb
— Sher ??? Don't call me Shirley (@sheryl_monk) May 31, 2020
Charlestonians burning down Charleston is the equivalent to your mother saying, “I brought you into this world so I can take you out” and I stan !
— Tara (@BreShaeLuvsYou) May 31, 2020
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