GRAHAM, N.C. — The city of Graham announced Saturday it’s put a curfew in place and declared a state of emergency.
Alamance County announced the curfew and state of emergency Saturday night through a Facebook post.
Graham police told WFMY, mayor Jerry Peterman put the curfew in place in order to prevent confrontation between protesters and counter-protesters of Graham’s confederate monument outside the Alamance County Historic Courthouse.
The curfew is set for 9 p.m.
The mayor issued the state of emergency due to the potential for damage or injury, due to civil unrest.
The city of Graham said the declaration denies or restricts access to areas, streets, highways or locations within the city in which the restriction, denial of access or use is necessary to promote efforts being made to overcome the emergency or to prevent further aggravation of the emergency.
Officials said the declaration is effective immediately and will remain in effect until cancelled.
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