Curfew Order Rescinded for Santa Clarita
CURFEW ORDER RESCINDED FOR SANTA CLARITA
Change Comes Following Day of Peaceful Protests
The City of Santa Clarita has rescinded a curfew order that was set to go into effect at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Rumors of a large and potentially unruly protest circulated online in previous days, leading the Santa Clarita City Council to adopt a resolution calling for a curfew during an emergency meeting on June 3.
Peaceful protests began at multiple locations throughout the City on Thursday morning as groups gathered at the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway, Bridgeport Park and near the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The various protests converged at Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway, eventually walking east along Valencia Boulevard toward the Civic Center, which houses the Sheriff’s Station, Santa Clarita Courthouse and Valencia Library.
“Given the decision by Los Angeles County, along with the overwhelmingly peaceful nature of the protest, we felt rescinding the curfew was the right thing to do,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth.
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