The City of West Hollywood Curfew Order has been lifted. The City implemented an Executive Emergency Order establishing a daily Curfew Order that started on May 30. The curfew has been in effect throughout the city in response to the looting and violent rioting in the Greater Los Angeles County during demonstrations in response to the murder of George Floyd. As of Thursday, June 4, 2020, the curfew order has been lifted.
The city would like to remind community members that they should adhere to orders from Los Angeles County, if they announce any changes to curfews later today. Additionally, residents and businesses should be aware that other cities in the region may still have curfew orders in effect.
The City passionately supports the fight against racial injustice and the dismantling of systemic racism. The City respects the rights of peaceful assembly and protest. The City decries violence directed against persons and other acts that threaten public safety. The City’s curfew order was implemented to reduce the potential for violence, damage, threats to public safety, and civil unrest.
Streets are expected to be open today, which were closed to moving traffic throughout the day by large constructions trash bins. The bins were placed at major intersections to block the flow of traffic from would be looters who used their vehicles as getaway cars.
LGBTs for Black Lives Matter organized a massive protest in the City of West Hollywood yesterday, which started at 12 noon and took place throughout the day. The protests was peaceful and there was no major destruction of property during the demonstration.
The City remains steadfast in taking precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Community members are urged to use social (physical) distancing of at least six feet and follow City requirements for the use of face coverings in public.
No demonstrations are planned in the City of West Hollywood today as of the posting of this piece.