We remain deeply troubled by the death of George Floyd and the events that have taken place since Monday. We respect the right to freedom of assembly, as well as each family’s personal decision about whether and how to engage. We know there are many people from outside our state who are looking to take advantage of peaceful demonstrations. As a precaution, Governor Walz signed an executive order that implements a temporary nighttime curfew. It is our hope that the curfew will provide safety for Minnesota residents from individuals who have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activity in recent days and threatened the security of lawful demonstrators and first responders.
The temporary curfew is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 31. During the curfew, no one may travel on Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets or public places, except for first responders, members of the media, people going back and forth to work, individuals seeking emergency care or fleeing danger, and people experiencing homelessness. Curfews are not limited to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Many other communities across the state have issued their own curfews. Check with your local area for curfew information. All people in Minneapolis and Saint Paul are urged to voluntarily comply. Peace officers will enforce the curfew and arrest those who refuse to comply. We encourage all members of the Perpich community to stay safe this evening and abide by the curfew. We care about your safety.
Even in isolation, we are a community. And we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages voice and change. Please stay safe tonight so that we are able to come together in community again.
If you are in an area with a curfew, please stay home and stay safe.