Philadelphia Will Be Under Citywide Curfew For Sixth Straight Night As Several Peaceful George Floyd Protests Planned

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) β€” Philadelphia will be under a citywide curfew for a sixth straight night. The curfew goes into effect at 8 p.m. and lasts through 6 a.m. Friday.

This comes as several peaceful George Floyd protests are planned for Thursday afternoon.


City officials will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. to provide updates on the ongoing demonstrations across Philadelphia.

Over 700 arrests have been made since Saturday after some protests turned violent and looters ransacked businesses. The National Guard is still deployed in the city.

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