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Marion County under curfew order Friday, Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Marion County residents will be under a curfew order both Friday and Saturday.

According to the mayor’s office, the curfew for both days will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. the following morning.

“We are closely monitoring planned events in Indianapolis, in order to ensure the safety of the protestors, residents, and area businesses. It’s clear the weekend provides residents greater opportunities to make their voices heard,” said Mayor Hogsett. “These protestors should be applauded for their commitment and advocacy and it is my hope that the curfew will ensure the types of peaceful evenings we have experienced over the last several days. My thanks go out to the many Marion County residents who are prioritizing the safety of themselves and others, as well as members of law enforcement who help ensure that people can exercise their first amendment right.”

During the curfew hours, no one will be allowed to travel either on public streets or be in public places.

The only exceptions for travel during curfew are:

  • Travel to and from work.
  • Seeking medical care.
  • Fleeing from dangerous circumstances.
  • Members of law enforcement.
  • News media.
  • Local public officials conducting necessary work.
  • Homeless individuals.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Randal Taylor, along with other city leaders, held a press conference Friday to discuss public safety updates for Indianapolis and Marion County. You can watch the entire press conference online or in the video below:

City officials are providing public safety updates for Indianapolis and Marion County.

Posted by WISH-TV on Friday, June 5, 2020

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