Citywide curfew set to start tonight at 7PM in Spartanburg has been canceled, Chief Thompson says


UPDATE: Spartanburg Police Chief Alonzo Thompson told us that a citywide curfew that was supposed to go into effect tonight at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning has been canceled.

The city issued a statement confirming last night’s protests “ended peacefully with no one injured and no properties damaged.”

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The City of Spartanburg issued a curfew late Sunday evening lasting until 7 a.m. Monday morning.

The city alert said the curfew will go back into effect June 1 at 7 p.m., lasting until 7 a.m. on June 2.

The alert stated that “anyone not abiding by this curfew is subject to charges.”

The Spartanburg Police Department also posted about the curfew on Facebook, which you can see below.

Spartanburg Police told 7 News crews protesters were blocking traffic and throwing rocks, bricks and water bottles Sunday night. Officers said there was no damage to property.

Three people were arrested for breaking the 11:30 p.m. curfew, according to the police department.

Police officials told 7 News they are “as upset as anybody.”

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