Gov. Tim Walz extends nighttime curfew through Friday morning

The Twin Cities will remain under the curfew following last week's unrest.
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Gov. Tim Walz has announced the nighttime curfew will continue in Minneapolis and St. Paul through Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. will now stay in place till Friday morning, as authorities continue to monitor the potential for further unrest following the death of George Floyd.

The curfew was initially 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., but this was loosened on Monday and Tuesday following two relatively calm nights over the weekend.

Keeping the curfew in place will allow authorities to better handle any outbreak of unrest, while allowing peaceful protests over Floyd's death to continue.

"Minnesotans need more than ever to lean on their neighbors, show up for their communities, and add their voice to this urgent conversation on addressing our systemic problems,” said Governor Walz. 

"Yet they’ve made those sacrifices to stay home through the curfew to help keep our neighborhoods safe. We’re incredibly grateful that Minnesotans are working with us so we can focus our conversation and energy on justice for George Floyd.”

During the curfew, nobody is allowed to walk, bike, or drive on city streets or highways, except for a few exemptions including first responders, members of the media, those fleeing danger, the homeless, and those commuting to and from work.

The National Guard retains a presence in the cities, though it has been reduced since the weekend.

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