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City of Riviera Beach declares State of Local Emergency; issues curfew amid protests

The initiative comes as a precaution
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Posted at 10:35 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 22:42:45-04

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The City of Riviera Beach has declared a Local State of Emergency Monday evening as a precaution to protests following George Floyd's death.

The city established a curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. for the next 72 hours.

According to police, this comes as a precaution as there were no incidents in the city.

Other cities have also implemented State of Local Emergency and curfews, including Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

The Village of North Palm Beach has also enacted curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., begging tonight for the next 72 hours.