In response to recent protests in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has imposed an 8:00 p.m. curfew for the entire state. The curfew begins immediately and ends on Monday, June 8 at 5:00 a.m. unless extended further. “The curfew will be in place from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and shall expire on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.”
The curfew will be lifted each morning at 5 a.m. according to the governors press release.
Ducey first announced the emergency declaration and curfew in a few tweets, saying that the decision was at the request of local leaders and law enforcement.
NOTICE:— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 31, 2020
At the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement, I’m issuing a statewide Declaration of Emergency, with a curfew in place starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight and effective for one week. 1/
Ducey’s announcement follows Saturday night’s unrest, which caused police departments in both Phoenix and Scottsdale to issue orders of unlawful assembly.
The Phoenix Police Department made more than 100 arrests following Saturday’s unrest.