San Francisco mayor declares citywide curfew amid protests

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Mayor London Breed announced Saturday night that she is implementing a citywide curfew in San Francisco as protests began to turn violent.

The curfew is from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and is effective immediately.

The mayor says she asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to put the California National Guard on standby.

She made the announcement Saturday night with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

The chief said the George Floyd protests were peaceful during the day but once nightfall came, they began to see violence and vandalism.

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