Gov. Northam authorizes Hampton leaders to implement temporary curfew amid protests

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 17:13:01-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Gov. Ralph Northam granted a request from local leaders in the City of Hampton Wednesday to implement a temporary curfew due to civil unrest.

This follows an emergency declaration the governor signed on May 31 to assist localities in responding to escalating violence across the Commonwealth.

Earlier this week, Gov. Northam granted authorization to officials in Richmond and Virginia Beach to extend curfews.

The City of Hampton is authorized to implement a curfew between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Wednesday, June 3 through Saturday, June 6. While the curfew is in effect, people must remain in their homes and may only leave to seek emergency services or travel to and from home, work, or places of worship.

There was a police presence until about 5 a.m. Wednesday after peaceful protesting turned to looting and vandalizing at Peninsula Town Center. Police confirmed that there were no injuries to officers last night, but one female protester was injured. She declined medical care.

There were 10 arrests made involving eight adults and two juveniles during the Peninsula Town Center incident, police said.

The full text of amended Executive Order Sixty-Four can be found here.

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