UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: Following the wave of dangerous and unlawful activities that occurred in the City of Lynchburg over the past two days, officials announced Tuesday that the city’s new mandatory curfew will go into effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice.
While the curfew is in place, City Manager Bonnie Svrcek says nobody is allowed on any street, road, alley, avenue, park, or other public place in the city, expect for the following individuals:
- People traveling to and from home, work, or places of worship
- People performing the duties of their job
- Hospital personnel
- Members of the press
- State and City of Lynchburg employees and volunteers
- Military personnel, including national guard troops
- Public utility company employees
- Private emergency medical transport workers
- Other emergency workers authorized by the City Manager
- People seeking emergency services
- Homeless people
Svrcek says the curfew does not prohibit or restrict travel to the hospital for a medical emergency. However, violating the curfew for reasons not previously mentioned will be considered a misdemeanor, according to Svrcek.
However, Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema says the curfew will be re-evaluated daily.
For more information about the Lynchburg curfew, check out the list of FAQ’s:
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Representatives of both Lynchburg’s government and law enforcement are set to host a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss issues related to recent protests in the city.
Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek and Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema will start the news conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2.
The news conference will cover both the protests that resulted in two arrests Monday night as well as the mandatory curfew going into effect Tuesday night, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.
You can watch the news conference live here on WFXRtv.com and the WFXR News app.
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