BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills announced that a new 8 p.m. curfew is being imposed starting May 30, lasting until 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath first issued the curfew, after protesters began gathering at areas adjacent to West Hollywood.
Los Angeles imposed a curfew Saturday night downtown after tensions ran high with protesters and law enforcement.
Beverly Hills Councilwoman Lili Bosse said on her Instagram page that, “The protests are a result of the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week,” she wrote. “I want to remind the Beverly Hills community that we are prepared and here for you during these difficult times. Our police department is prepared and remains committed to providing exceptional service and demonstrating respect to all.”
Shortly before 4 p.m., automated telephone calls were made to Beverly Hills residents saying protesters are entering the city and urging residents to stay to home and motorists should avoid the area.
Protesters with signs, came to Rodeo Drive as part of several demonstrations, some shops on Rodeo Drive have been boarded up. Most of the stores have been closed since early March due to orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Beverly Hills City Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the current ongoing civil unrest within Los Angeles County early May 30.