The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has decided to abolish the curfew that was in force in the Californian city in the context of the protests in the United States for the death of the African-American citizen George Floyd, while the marches continue peacefully in several points of the American country.
“We remain strongly committed to protecting the right of the citizens of Los Angeles to make their voices heard and to ensure the safety of our community,” Garcetti said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Garcetti advanced his decision to lift the curfew, which had been in place for four nights, on Wednesday. That same day, the measure took effect at 9 p.m. (local time) instead of 6 p.m., a reflection of the calm nature of the protests and good police vigilance, he said.
In this context, the protesters, who continue in the streets of LA, have resumed the protests peacefully throughout Thursday, without confrontations or clashes between them and the police, has moved the television channel CNN.
Los Angeles is not the only city in the United States where peaceful marches have taken place to demand justice for Floyd and other African Americans who have died as a result of police brutality.
The peaceful marches come after days of high tension over looting and vandalized property in several U.S. locations. In Washington, where there is no curfew on Thursday either, protesters have taken to the streets, despite the rainfall in the city.