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Virginia Beach reports seeing no property damage, injuries related to protests amid city curfew

Posted at 5:13 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 06:19:08-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police say that as of midnight, Tuesday, no property damage or injuries have been reported related to any demonstrations in Virginia Beach against the senseless death of George Floyd.

However, police did make 26 arrests. Detailed information about the charges will be available later Tuesday.

Virginia Beach Police responded to the Town Center area to disperse two groups of demonstrators totaling about 100 people who were gathered there after the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect.

Police say they shut down roads and worked for several hours to clear the area. There were no other places in the city where crowds appeared to protest, reports say.

Governor Ralph Northam authorized a curfew for Virginia Beach after leaders requested the order, which is the same as what the one currently in Richmond received on Sunday, May 31.

The curfew will be in place each night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Thursday, June 4 at 6 a.m. unless the order is extended by another executive action.

The full test of the order can be found here at this link.