Arizona statewide curfew: schedule, dates, restrictions and exemptions
On Sunday, Governor Doug Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. which will remain in place until 8 June.
Arizona is one of the more than 30 states experiencing violent protests and severe looting over the death of George Floyd. On Sunday Arizona Gov. Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency and put in place a curfew at 8:00 p.m. effective from tonight. The curfew will run from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and will remain in place until Monday 8 June at 5:00 a.m. unless it has to be extended.
On Thursday, a protest was held in downtown Phoenix but a number of those attending began to riot, causing damage to manned police vehicles, vandalizing government buildings and throwing rocks and other objects at police.
The following day, after a peaceful vigil, some protesters once again headed to downtown Phoenix where their demonstration escalated resulting in more damage to government and private business buildings, fireworks being launched at police, streets being blocked and reporters being assaulted.
The executive order lists a number of exemptions, including:
In addition, the following people have also been given exemptions:
Violation of the curfew, according to the executive order, is a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.