LINCOLN–(News Release June 1)–Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that, in the interest of public safety, she has issued an Emergency Declaration that will implement a curfew for all Lincoln residents from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 2.
During these hours, the only people permitted to be out of their homes are those who are going to work, seeking medical attention or seeking the assistance of law enforcement. The curfew is in response to the violence this weekend after peaceful assemblies to protest the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota were disrupted by a small group of individuals, resulting in injuries, destruction of property, and arrests.
The Mayor will discuss this weekend’s protests and the curfew at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 1, which you can hear on KFOR FM103.3/1240AM and kfornow.com.
What’s most interesting is that several of those arrested from Sat/Sun in Lincoln (and Omaha) are FROM OUT OF STATE.
Why are you coming to Lincoln when Lincoln protestors are doing an outstanding job of abiding AND getting the POSITIVE message out? Do the out-of-staters not care enough to push this absolute need for change in their own city?
You’re right – this part I don’t understand. Am I missing something in the Out-of-State part? It’s still ok to ask questions, right?