Mayor of Redmond declares civil emergency, issues citywide curfew

Mayor of Redmond declares civil emergency, issues citywide curfew

REDMOND, Wash. — Redmond Mayor Angela Birney issued a proclamation of civil emergency and declared a citywide curfew Monday evening in light of recent protests in the Puget Sound area.

Although the city says there are currently no known threats to Redmond, officials say the curfew is intended to protect citizens and those engaged in lawful protests.

The curfew is in effect beginning 8 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday and will “continue until terminated” by the mayor.

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It states that no one other than law enforcement, military, government officials or media should be in public spaces.

The Redmond Police Department will monitor protests and demonstrations in the area and respond as needed.