BEVERLY HILLS—On Sunday, May 31, the City of Beverly Hills announced the implementation of two curfews for the region.
The first curfew, which applies to the Business District only, will last from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1 to 5:30 a.m on Tuesday, June 2. The second is a citywide curfew; it starts at 4:00 p.m. on June 1, and ends at 5:30 a.m. on June 2.
The Business Triangle (including Rodeo Drive), South Beverly Drive, Robertson Boulevard, and La Cienega Boulevard all fall within the Business District.
According to an announcement regarding the curfew, the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) is “fully staffed and actively patrolling the entire City.” Residential areas are also being monitored. The BHPD is reportedly coordinating its efforts with fellow law enforcement agencies like the National Guard.
People are banned from being on the streets, in parks, or in any public spaces during the curfew.
“This has been a difficult weekend in our City. Thousands of protesters marched through our streets to call attention to the devastating circumstances surrounding the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd,” said Mayor Lester Friedman. “Sadly, there were multiple incidents of vandalism. Several stores, buildings and public art pieces were damaged. This will not be tolerated in our City. 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.”