Cleveland Under Curfew From Noon Sunday Until Monday 8 a.m.
Cleveland’s curfew has been updated and will go into effect at noon Sunday. The curfew will last until 8 a.m. Monday.
Mayor Frank Jackson addressed the change in a Facebook Live stream after midnight. The stream was in response to looting, rioting and protests throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. The city has developed strategies for maintaining the peace through Monday, Jackson said.
Members of city staff will be downtown Sunday to clean and board up businesses affected by Saturday’s demonstrations, Jackson said.
“We have developed strategies for the rest of the night going into [Sunday],” Jackson said. “We will be working with the Downtown Alliance and coordinating with the businesses that have been damaged as a result of the demonstration.”
There is evidence that some of the instigators were not from the Cleveland area, according to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.
“We know that a lot of things that happened today were people that do not reside in the City of Cleveland or in this area,” Williams said. “There is tons of video footage of a lot of things that happened, and we have investigators as we speak that are going through that footage.”
The police department does not have an exact number of arrests from Saturday’s events, Williams said.
Vehicle and foot traffic will not be permitted downtown during the curfew, Williams said. Officials are asking Cleveland residents to “take [Sunday] off” and spend the day with their families, he said.