8 p.m. curfew in Denver issued for Saturday as protests continue

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DENVER (KDVR) — Denver mayor Michael Hancock has issued a curfew for 8 p.m. Saturday as protests in the city for the death of George Floyd continue for a third day.

Curfew will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for Saturday going into Sunday, and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday going into Monday.

A few exceptions of the curfew include: law enforcement, media, people traveling to/from work, people traveling to/from DIA, medical professionals, homeless persons, and anyone fleeing a dangerous situation.

City Attorney Kristin Bronson said anyone breaking curfew can include a fine of up to $999.

Friday, protests began peaceful during the day. Into the night there were fires set and vandalism to buildings. Police used tear gas and pepper bullets to break up crowds.

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