Curfew Rescinded for City of Columbus


PHOTO CREDIT--ABC6

PHOTO CREDIT--ABC6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has rescinded the curfew for the city, which had gone into effect overnights since the protests over the death of George Floyd began an downtown Columbus.

When it was originally instituted on May 30th, Ginther set the curfew for an indefinite length, and went into effect overnights, from 10PM to 6AM.

It was imposed due to vandalism and looting that stemmed from the protests if racism and police brutality, after George Floyd died in Minneapolis Police custody on May 25th.

The Ohio Theatre and the Ohio Statehouse were both hit by vandalism, along with dozens of other businesses downtown, which had windows broken.

In rescinding the order, Ginther urged protesters to remain peaceful. Ginther added that legal action was taken against the city, that claimed the curfew was in violation of constitutional rights.