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Colorado Springs curfew ends as peaceful protests continue

Suthers on curfew

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 (KRDO) -- The curfew for Colorado Springs is no longer in effect as of Monday morning, but it appears to have helped keep crowds under control and curb some of the violence that occurred when protests went into late hours.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.

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Alexis Dominguez

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5 Comments

  1. Again with the “White silence is Violence” sign. All that really means is only white voices matter. Again that is a racist sign.

  2. “Curfew works because of the public reaction to it and the protesting citizens’ reaction to it,” Suthers said.

    Yes, you mean how the “protesters” completely ignored it and stayed out well past midnight every single night through the entire “curfew” while harassing and verbally abusing the cops and making them work ungodly amounts of overtime and keeping them from their families and loved ones, and then how not one was held accountable one iota while the rest of us law-abiding citizens were off the streets and indoors like good little boys and girls, and how all JUST-opened businesses had to be once again be shuttered early because of the lawless few?

    The public’s reaction to it was NOT positive, I guarantee you. The public’s reaction to it was much more of a “punish the innocent and reward the bad actors” stance, because that’s exactly what it was. Allow the law breakers to own the streets and do what they want while the other 99% of us obey the selective law that was never meant to be followed or enforced, for certain people anyway.

    Is that what you mean by it working, Suthers?

  3. No, what it means is that if you’re white and you don’t support their cause, you’re guilty and you’re the problem because you don’t have the same thoughts and feelings as they do. It’s just another liberal attempt at white shaming, and yes, it is very racist.

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