Lynchburg changes curfew to 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., set to last until June 9

Lynchburg declares state of emergency after protests lead to violence
Lynchburg declares state of emergency after protests lead to violence

LYNCHBURG, Va. – There are new changes to the curfew in Lynchburg.

Starting Wednesday, the curfew will be 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting one hour later than the original curfew. The change was made during a city council meeting Wednesday morning.

Authorities say they will not be doing checkpoints to ask people why they are out.

According to Lynchburg Police Department chief Zuidema, Tuesday night consisted of peaceful protests with one arrest Wednesday morning.

Zuidema says the department is working with other agencies to go through social media videos.

Curfew violations will be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Under the curfew, people should not be present on any street, road and park with the following exceptions:

  • People traveling to and from home, work, or places of worship
  • Hospital personnel
  • Members of the press
  • State and City of Lynchburg employees and volunteers
  • Military personnel including, but not limited to, National Guard troops
  • Employees of public utility companies
  • Private emergency medical transport workers
  • Persons seeking emergency services
  • Homeless persons

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