Memphis mayor extends city curfew for third night

Memphis mayor extends city curfew for third night
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (Source: Facebook)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has extended his curfew for the City of Memphis.

The city has announced the curfew will remain in effect Wednesday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Strickland first issued a civil emergency and curfew on Monday in an attempt to prevent protests from becoming violent.

Curfew issued after protests turn violent in Memphis

The mayor says people do have a right to assemble for non-violent protests. However, the demonstrations must end by 10 p.m.

The civil emergency will last until June 8.

To view the full civil emergency, click here.

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