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Minneapolis mayor issues city-wide curfew for Friday night

Minneapolis mayor issues city-wide curfew for Friday night
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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob FreyJacob Frey Minneapolis beefs up security ahead of former officer's trial in George Floyd death Owners of destroyed Minneapolis restaurant sue city, mayor for 'failed' leadership in response to unrest Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during traffic stop, chief to release body cam footage MORE issued a citywide curfew for Friday evening after several nights of unrest in the city following the police-involved death of George Floyd.

The curfew comes the same day that county officials announced they arrested and charged Derek Chauvin, one of the fired officers involved in the death, with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The curfew begins Friday evening at 8 p.m. and extends until 6 a.m. on Saturday, with no travel or gatherings in public allowed. The curfew will be in place for the same hours the following night.

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During those times, no travel or gatherings in public will be allowed. Those who violate the curfew could face 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine, the order states.

Members of law enforcement, medical personnel, the National Guard and "individuals seeking exempt care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness" are exempt, according to the order.

Notably, journalists did not appear to be exempt from the original order, though Frey said he was working to address that. Limits on journalists came under scrutiny after a CNN reporter and crew were arrested and later released on Friday while reporting in the city.

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The Minnesota National Guard was mobilized shortly before midnight Thursday after protesters burned down a police precinct and several businesses.