The mayor of Minneapolis imposed a citywide 8 p.m. curfew starting Friday night following three nights of destructive protests in the city over the death of George Floyd.
Violators of the curfew can be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned for up to a year, the mayor said.
The curfew will end 6 a.m. Saturday and exempts police, National Guard service members, the homeless and people fleeing dangerous circumstances.
The order comes after protesters torched a police precinct and several other buildings in the city Thursday night during a demonstration in the wake of Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer.
A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck after the cop and several other officers stopped him Monday in the Midwestern city for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill at a local shop.