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Curfews end for Memphis and Germantown

The curfews were put in place following protests last week.
Credit: Clayton Collier, WATN-TV
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

UPDATE 6/8/2020 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is ending the city curfew Monday, June 8, 2020.

The City of Germantown is also ending its curfew, saying: "The City of Germantown’s curfew has been lifted. The City appreciates the way demonstrators have gathered peacefully in Germantown and the greater Memphis area in order to advocate for social justice."

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6/7/2020 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has extended the city's curfew into Sunday night with a new start time.

The curfew will start at 11:00 p.m. Sunday and go until 5:00 a.m. Monday morning. Previously, the curfews started at 10:00 p.m.

The curfew was put into place earlier this week after peaceful protests turned violent and several businesses were vandalized.

Strickland says the curfew does not pertain to those seeking medical attention or essential workers.

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