Lincoln Extends Curfew for Second Night

June 1, 2020, 5:15 p.m. ·

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Dan Kratky, mason at the state capitol, worked to clean up graffiti Monday morning after weekend protests in Lincoln.

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said she is extending the city-wide curfew for another night in response to property damage and confrontations between police and protestors. She said a curfew is something she didn’t want to do but was necessary to protect the wellbeing of the city. Gaylor Baird said she supports peaceful protests for justice in the community.

“I hope we can put an end to the curfews. I hope we can continue to have peaceful gatherings and constructive conversations not just today, not just tomorrow, but every day moving forward, because the march for justice isn’t just a one-day march,” Gaylor Baird said.

She said Nebraska National Guard members in the city only have jurisdiction to intervene when public property is being damaged. Tonight’s city-wide curfew begins at 9 PM and expires at 6 AM on Tuesday.