Curfew in effect for Orange County and Orlando

Orange County Mayor Demings has rolled out a curfew for all of Orange County, including the City of Orlando, as of Sunday, May 31.

The curfew, which will run from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. until further notice, was announced as a reaction to demonstrations that took place in downtown Orlando where a number of protesters were arrested for allegedly throwing fireworks and bottles at police officers.

Six people were arrested after a group of protesters managed to shut down the 408 expressway for 35-minutes, following nearly six hours of peaceful demonstrations downtown. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon confirmed the use of pepper spray and a “chemical agent” on protesters to “safely de-escalate the situation and avoid a physical altercation with the demonstrators.” You can watch his statement below via the Orlando Police Twitter page.

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