COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The curfew for Colorado Springs is no longer in effect as of Monday morning, but it appears to have helped keep crowds under control and curb some of the violence that occurred when protests went into late hours.
A city-wide curfew came to an end at 5 a.m. Monday morning, but according to Mayor John Suthers it could be back if protestors don't comply.
"If for any reason we start to see public or private property damaged or if we see rock-throwing or any other type of missile if you will that would endanger protestors, police or bystanders then we'll reinstate it," he said.
It was an order Suthers put in place last week after protests turned violent, and police used tear gas to disperse crowds.
"As we got into the late-night hours and early morning hours, we had confrontational situations with rock-throwing and damage to property," he said.
Because vandalism and threats toward protestors and police have largely dissipated, he says there is no need to reissue a curfew.
"I'm very, very impressed by the leadership of the protestors who have tried to steer folks from inappropriate conduct," Suthers said.
Unless, once again, protests get out of hand, but the mayor is hopeful.
"Curfew works because of the public reaction to it and the protesting citizens' reaction to it," he said.
Protests are again expected to continue into the week, and whatever happens Monday night will most likely have a hand in whether another curfew will be issued for the week.