06/02/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2020 22:53
Virginia Beach, Va. (June 2, 2020) -- As of 12:00 midnight, no property damage or injuries have been reported related to any demonstrations in Virginia Beach against the senseless death of George Floyd. Police did make 26 arrests. More detailed information about the charges will be available later today (Tuesday, June 2).
Virginia Beach Police responded to the Town Center area to disperse two groups of demonstrators totaling about 100 people who were gathered there after the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect. Police shut down roads and worked for several hours to effectively clear the area. There were no other places in the City where crowds appeared to protest.
Governor Ralph Northam authorized a curfew for the City of Virginia Beach after City leaders requested the order, which is the same as what the City of Richmond received on Sunday, May 31. Thd curfew will be in place each night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Thursday, June 4 at 6 a.m. unless the order is extended by another executive action. The full test of the order can be found here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-64-Declaration-of-a-State-of-Emergency-Due-to-Civil-Unrest-and-Institution-of-a-Curfew-in-the-City-of-Richmond.pdf.