UPDATE (6/4): Los Angeles County has no plans to impose a curfew tonight, though cities within the county may enforce their own. Shortly after the county announcement, Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that the City of L.A. would also not impose a curfew tonight.
"There will be no countywide curfew in the County of L.A. today," County Supervisor Janice Hahn Tweeted this morning. "I agree with this decision—it gives the peaceful protesters more time to speak out on our streets without fear of arrest. Keep in mind that cities may impose their own curfews."
Culver City has followed suit and will not impose a curfew tonight.
West Hollywood has lifted its curfew order today.
Santa Monica is following the county lead and not imposing a curfew tonight.
UPDATE (6/3): Los Angeles has once again imposed a countywide curfew. But Wednesday night’s curfew will begin a little later than previous nights: from 9pm tonight until 5am on Thursday. In addition, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department specifically says it will begin enforcing the order at 10pm. Metro will continue to run buses and trains, with rail service ending around midnight; however, over the past few days many rail stations have temporarily closed due to protests or police activity.
Some cities have curfews that begin earlier:
Santa Monica has set its curfew from 6pm this evening to 6am on Thursday.
Beverly Hills once again has two curfew times: business districts beginning at 1pm, the rest of the city at 4pm, both until 6am the following day.
Culver City will have a curfew in place from 6pm to 6am.
In a Wednesday evening address, Mayor Garcetti said “Tomorrow, barring a bad night from tonight, the curfew will be lifted in the City of Los Angeles.”
UPDATE (6/2): Los Angeles is once again under a countywide curfew, from 6pm on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday. There is, however, an exception for people voting in special elections occurring today in the City of Commerce and in El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera. Also, some cities have curfews that begin earlier:
Santa Monica will once again have a curfew on Tuesday, from 2pm to 5:30am.
Beverly Hills has extended its curfew to Tuesday night. Unlike previous curfews, this one will now extend to the entire city starting at 1pm, extending until 5:30am.
Culver City’s curfew will go into effect at 4pm.
West Hollywood’s curfew also begins at 4pm.
Santa Monica’s curfew was initially announced to begin in business districts at 1pm and the rest of the city at 4pm—both until 5:30am on Tuesday. It has since been updated to a citywide curfew at 1:30pm. Big Blue Bus service will be suspended at noon.
In a press conference, Long Beach announced a curfew that follows the same timeline: business districts at 1pm, the entire city at 4pm. Clean up efforts for businesses are exempt.
Culver City’s curfew will be in effect from 4pm until 5:30am.
West Hollywood has yet to formally announce one, but it says it’s likely to announce a 4pm curfew.
UPDATE (5/31): All of Los Angeles County, including both incorporated and unincorporated areas, will be under curfew from 6pm Sunday until 6am Monday. The order says that no person shall be out in public, including on streets or walkways, with the exception of people traveling to and from work, those seeking medical attention, first responders and homeless residents. The county order also overrides any individual city curfews that are less strict.
Previously, Mayor Garcetti announced that Los Angeles will once again be under curfew on Sunday night, from 8pm to 5:30am on Monday morning. Beverly Hills has announced a curfew for business districts beginning at 1pm, and the rest of the city beginning at 4pm. West Hollywood, Pasadena and Culver City have extended their curfews, as well, starting at 8pm. Unlike on Saturday night—which saw transit riders around the city stranded following a system shutdown—Metro says it will continue to run on a regular Sunday schedule until close at midnight.
Our original story from 5/30 appears below.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Saturday that he’d be putting a curfew in place from 8pm tonight to 5:30am tomorrow morning. Though initially announced for just Downtown L.A., the curfew was later expanded to the entire city in response to a growing number of protests. Emergency responders are exempt, as are people traveling to and from work or seeking or giving emergency care. Metro bus and rail service will be suspended for the duration of the curfew. In addition, Garcetti has requested that the National Guard be sent in.
The announcement comes in the midst of protests around the city in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer forcefully knelt on his neck (the officer has since been charged with murder).
In addition to L.A., the City of West Hollywood announced that it will also enforce an 8pm curfew on Saturday night until sunrise.
The curfew announcements come after an afternoon of growing protests. A Fairfax District demonstration started peacefully at Pan Pacific Park around noon, but grew increasingly tense, with altercations between protesters and cops as well as LAPD squad cars burning in the middle of the street. Similarly, there’ve also been reports of attempted looting and vandalism along Rodeo Drive and at the Grove.
The news follows three days of protests, including one in DTLA on Friday night that resulted in 533 arrests after an unlawful assembly was declared and vehicles were damaged and businesses vandalized. Reports on social media also indicate that police may have fired rubber bullets at protesters and bystanders.