Santa Monica Curfew Again In Effect At 4 PM; L.A. Moves Curfew To 6PM – UpdateDeadline
UPDATE 5:25 PM: Los Angeles County has moved up Sunday’s countywide curfew from 8 PM to 6 PM. The county-wide curfew expands what previously had been confined to the bigger cities in the county and comes as the surrounding areas have experienced a fifth night of street protests, with some looting, vandalism and fires also an active part of the mix for some in the area.
PREVIOUS: The city of Santa Monica will shut down for a second night of curfew starting at 4 PM today through 5:30 AM on Monday morning.
The city’s official Twitter account made the announcement. All Interstate 10 freeway ramps into the city will be shuttered, as will Pacific Coast Highway off-ramps. The tweet also warned, “Stay out of downtown Santa Monica” and referred readers to the official city website.
Looters have targeted the Third Street Promenade today, and there were several fires reported in the vicinity.
The move by the beach community comes as Los Angeles continues its curfew starting at 8 PM tonight. West Hollywood is also under a curfew.
Earlier, Santa Monica officials said there was quiet in its community on Saturday night as protests roiled communities to its East.
“Our community remained largely peaceful and safe throughout the evening,” a city statement said early Sunday. “With the initiation of the curfew last night, our Santa Monica Police Department was present across all areas of our city. The Department responded immediately to one commercial burglary and to one broken window at a business. No arrests were made for violations of the curfew order.”