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Arizona imposes statewide curfew for one week amid protests

Added 05-31-20 05:57:02pm EST - “Arizona is imposing a one-week statewide curfew amid protests over the death of George Floyd,? Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said Sunday.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Arizona imposes statewide curfew for one week amid protests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Arizona is imposing a one-week statewide curfew amid protests over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said Sunday. 

Ducey said he implemented the 8 p.m. curfew at the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement. 

“This gives law enforcement an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness we’ve seen here and in cities nationwide. Police will be equipped to make arrests of individuals who are planning to riot, loot or cause damage and unrest,” Ducey tweeted. 

The order also authorizes an expanded National Guard mobilization to “protect life and property” throughout Arizona, the governor said. 

NOTICE:At the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement, I’m issuing a statewide Declaration of Emergency, with a curfew in place starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight and effective for one week. 1/

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