City implements curfew for Eugene second night in a row

KEZI 9 News received reports of protesters ignoring the curfew Sunday night in downtown Eugene.

Posted: May 31, 2020 11:49 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2020 10:50 AM

EUGENE, Ore. --- The City of Eugene is enacting a temporary nighttime curfew citywide for the second night in a row.

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The original curfew was for downtown Eugene from 9 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. However, the curfew was extended citywide starting at 11 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. 

Eugene Police tweeted a warning Sunday night: "Motorists are urged to avoid the Eugene downtown area especially 6th and 7th to 18th, Ferry Street Bridge to Chambers due to a large unruly crowd."

KEZI 9 News received reports of protesters ignoring the curfew Sunday night in downtown Eugene.

City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary implemented the curfew to ensure public safety following incidents of violence and damage in Eugene.

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Police drove through the streets Sunday night reminding people about the curfew through a loud speaker and monitored the area. 

During the hours of the curfew, people are not allowed to travel on any public street or in any public place in that area. Prohibited travel includes automobile, bicycle, foot, public transit and any other mode of personal transportation.

The curfew does not apply to people seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, sheltering in place, traveling to and from employment or making commercial deliveries.

Violating the city’s curfew order is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a fine up to $500 or confinement in jail up to 100 days, or both fine and imprisonment.

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