Update Thursday AM: As of Wednesday evening, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan terminated the nightly curfew. According to a city news release, the Mayor and Police Chief Carmen Best chose to rescind the curfew to, “ensure no peaceful individuals who were demonstrating were arrested.”
Last night was the sixth consecutive day of marching in Seattle to protest police brutality.
Original Tuesday PM: The City of Seattle will be under a mandatory citywide curfew for the rest of the week from 9pm to 5am until Saturday, June 6.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best made the the announcement this evening at a press conference as demonstrations continue for a fifth day.
The demonstration tonight is mainly centered around downtown Seattle, with thousands marching through the city.
Many businesses will be closing early as a result of the continued protests—it’s a good idea to call ahead before heading to any local businessess.
We’ll update with any new information as it comes in.