Minneapolis mayor issues curfew amid destructive uprisings

The mayor of Minneapolis imposed a citywide 8 p.m. curfew starting Friday night following three nights of destructive protests in the city over the death of George Floyd.

The curfew will bar people from all traveling in all public spaces, including streets in the city, according to the order signed by mayor Jacob Frey.

Violators of the curfew can be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned for up to a year, the mayor said.

The curfew will end 6 a.m. Saturday and exempts police, National Guard service members, the homeless and people fleeing dangerous circumstances.

The order comes after protesters torched a police precinct and several other buildings in the city Thursday night during a demonstration in the wake of Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer.

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday and hit with a murder charge in the killing of Floyd.

A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck after the cop and several other officers stopped him Monday in the Midwestern city for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill at a local shop.

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