SF Implements Curfew Tonight Starting at 8pm
Mayor London Breed announced that San Francisco is implementing a citywide curfew starting Sunday night, May 31st.
The curfew is from 8pm to 5am and is effective immediately. Exemptions will be healthcare workers, public safety workers and homeless/unhoused.
How long with the curfew last? The official press release from the Mayor only lists 8pm May 31st to 5am June 1st, but during a Sunday press conference the May said, “until we see the situation is under control.”
“We welcome peaceful protest, but we will not tolerate violence and crime,” said the Mayor
The mayor says she asked Governor Gavin Newsom to put the California National Guard on standby.
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said the protests were peaceful during the daytime, but that violence and vandalism started after nightfall.
Exemptions to the curfew include:
- Peace officers, firefighters, other City and County employees engaged in authorized emergency operations, members of the National Guard, or any other responding personnel deployed to the City and County;
- Individuals who can establish to the satisfaction of a peace officer that they are in such place for the sole purpose of traveling to a home or workplace or to obtain medical assistance;
- Authorized representatives of any news service, newspaper, radio or television station or network, or other media organization;
- People experiencing homelessness.
We are implementing a curfew that will start tomorrow at 8pm.
People are hurting right now. They’re angry. I’m angry.
The City and the police will support peaceful protests, as we did all day today.
We can’t tolerate violence and vandalism. Now is the time to go home.
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) May 31, 2020