BEVERLY HILLS— On May 31, the City of Beverly Hills announced that it will be enforcing two curfews. The first curfew will begin on Sunday, May 31st at 1 p.m. until Monday, June 1st at 5:30 a.m. in the City’s Business District. The second will begin on Sunday, May 31st at 4 p.m. until Monday, June 1st at 5:30 a.m. throughout the entire City.
The Business District covers the Business Triangle (including Rodeo Drive), South Beverly Drive, Robertson Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard.
The curfews ban people from being on public streets, alleys, parks or any public place. The Beverly Hills Police Department will be patrolling the whole City during this time, and the curfew will be strictly enforced. BHPD is also working with law enforcement, including the National Guard, to ensure safety.
“Violence, looting, and vandalism will not be tolerated in our City,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman. “It’s unfortunate that the message of the peaceful protesters has been diminished by criminal behavior. We must take these proactive measures to protect our residents, first responders and visitors while providing hope to our businesses as they work to recover. We encourage all of our residents to remain at home.”
This is the second curfew that the City of Beverly Hills has implemented in two days. The first one began on Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Friedman announced that the curfew serves “to ensure the safety of citizens, visitors and law enforcement personnel.”