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Youngstown sets curfew for tonight

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown has issued another curfew in the city “due to the threat of continued and escalating violence and the need for security.”

The curfew is from 7 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The curfew is in response to a supposed second protest that’s to start at 4 p.m., Brown said.

The curfew bans people from appearing in public spaces and doesn’t permit them to travel on any public street or sidewalk.

This came a day after Brown issued a curfew for 8 p.m. Monday until 8:30 a.m. today. That was caused by a crowd of protesters who walked through the city in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

There were reports of a few windows broken and police cruisers being surrounded Sunday.

About 13 people were arrested Sunday, mostly for violating the curfew.

The mayor called the curfew at 7:54 p.m. Sunday for 8:30 p.m. that night and arrests were made around 9 p.m.

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