Local state of emergency declared, curfew in effect across Monroe County

Mayor Lovely Warren Mayor Lovely Warren

Updated: May 31, 2020 12:10 AM
Created: May 30, 2020 07:31 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Mayor Lovely Warren and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello have declared a curfew effective 9 p.m. Saturday for the City of Rochester and across Monroe County.

The order from the mayor cited the "widespread breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, and rioting imperiling the public safety of individuals and real and personal property" that came after protests earlier in the day over police treatment of black people in America.


Bello announced the county curfew in a tweet, adding that for "the safety of our community I'm asking everyone to stay home." 

The curfew, which is part of a local state of emergency, will last until 7 a.m. Sunday. During the curfew, all non-essential pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be prohibited.

Warren was joined by Bello, Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary, and Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter at a press conference Saturday to address the violence. Click here to watch the press conference in its entirety. 

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