Curfew lifted in Fredericksburg
The City of Fredericksburg had been under a curfew between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m., but that was terminated Saturday following several-straight nights of peaceful protest activity and positive momentum for continuing peaceful activity. An emergency order amendment signed at noon Saturday by City Manager Tim Baroody reads in part:
“Although still on heightened alert in light of intelligence, threats, and the events of last weekend, today, June 6, 2020, (Fredericksburg Police) Chief Layton reports that the Commanders of the Fredericksburg Police Department unanimously assess the current environment as now warranting the immediate termination of the curfew.”
This weekend is also the beginning of Phase 2 of loosening restrictions on businesses, so please get out there and enjoy our wonderful city while taking proper precautions.
The City continues to support peaceful demonstrations, and staff are continuing to provide expedited review of applications for special events for expressive activities, demonstrations and spontaneous events. Citizens who wish to exercise their First Amendment rights by way of public demonstrations are encouraged to apply for an expedited event permit online here.