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Louisville mayor announces 9 p.m. city-wide curfew for the next three days, National Guard activated

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 12:59:47-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a city-wide curfew for the city ahead of the announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.

The 72-hour curfew will be between 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Mayor Fischer said.

Louisville Metro Police Department interim Chief Robert Schroeder says the National Guard has also been activated. Other agencies will assist with possible unrest after the announcement, including the FBI.

Prior to the announcement, LMPD restricted access to downtown ahead of the attorney general's announcement, like limiting vehicle access and setting up barricades. Schroeder said it's to protect the public while also allowing for demonstrations.

On Monday, Chief of Police Robert J. Schroeder declared a state of emergency for the department and canceled all off days and vacation requests for officers until further notice.

The department says they hope things remain peaceful and they won't have to use the prepared measures.