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.
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. @ABCNews4pic.twitter.com/425x20cMgq