Charlotte Curfew In Effect Until End Of The State Of Emergency

Protesters gathered on I-277 Thursday for a third night of demonstrations. 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The City of Charlotte will be under a curfew each night until the end of the State of Emergency. The curfew also applies to visitors in Charlotte.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts says that bars and restaurants will close at midnight. 

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The City of Charlotte tried to return to normal Friday morning following a third night of protests across the city. 

Protesters in Charlotte who spilled onto an interstate highway were pushed back by police officers in riot gear.
 
After peacefully circling the city's business district for several hours, several dozen demonstrators climbed onto Interstate 277 and stood in the middle of the highway.
 
A line of police officers with shields and face masks advanced on the protesters, and many dispersed and climbed back up embankments off the road.
 
Thursday marked the third night of protests after a Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was killed by a Charlotte police officer earlier in the week. 

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Charlotte mayor Jennifer Roberts issued a midnight curfew shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. 

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Protesters began to assemble in Romare Bearden Park around 7 p.m. Thursday, as local clergy leaders organized vigils for both Keith Scott and Justin Carr, the man who died after being shot during Wednesday’s protests. Police say Carr was shot by another civilian. 

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How will the curfew be enforced?

A violation of the curfew restriction is a Class 2 misdemeanor and a violation of G.S. 14-288.20A.

Are schools, daycares etc. exempt from the curfew?

Travel for services necessary to sustain the well -being of citizens or their families are exempt from the curfew.

Are neighboring town subject to the curfew?

The curfew only applies within the corporate limits of the City of Charlotte.

How does the curfew impact visitors?

The curfew applies to visitors as well as citizens of Charlotte unless they fall under one of the exemptions.

How will the curfew impact commuters or travel to airport?

The curfew would not impact commuters or travel to the airport.

Does the curfew impact access to private streets?
No. The curfew only applies to public streets, alleys, or roadways or upon any public property, except by those in search of medical assistance, food or other commodity or service necessary to sustain the wellbeing or themselves or their families.

How will the curfew impact businesses such as restaurants and bars that are open after midnight?
The curfew restricts travel for non-exempt purposes within the City of Charlotte from midnight to 6 a.m. Patrons who leave establishments such as bars and restaurants will be impacted if they need to travel on the roadways during the curfew hours.

Are media outlets exempt from the curfew?
All media are an exception.

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