Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Monday that the weekend curfew aimed at dispersing protests against police brutality will be extended throughout the week.
On Twitter, the mayor said the curfew would begin at 9 p.m. Monday and run through Friday morning. Over the weekend, the curfew had started at 8 p.m.
I am extending Denver's citywide curfew for the next four nights. The curfew will take effect at 9p (not 8p) tonight as well as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The curfew will run through 5a each morning.
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) June 1, 2020
“I don’t think we had an option but to extend the curfew,” Hancock told Colorado Matters. “We’re working on what those parameters of that curfew will be.”
Hancock called the curfew an important tool for law enforcement.
Demonstrators are expected to gather Monday night at 5 p.m. for the fifth day of protests. They began after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody.