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Cities in San Diego County issue curfews amid protests

The Cities of La Mesa, Poway, El Cajon, and Santee as well as unincorporated areas have issued curfews for all citizens.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — This story shows curfews from Sunday night.

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The cities of Poway, La Mesa, and Santee have issued curfews for Sunday following a night violent protests in San Diego County, and across the nation.

In La Mesa, the curfew for all citizens and visitors will start at 7 p.m., Sunday night and will end at 7 a.m., on Monday, June 1. 

The City of Poway's curfew will begin on Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m., and will end at 5:30 a.m., on Monday, June 1.

All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and members of the news media are exempt from Poway curfew. 

Individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt. 

The City of Santee also issued a curfew in response to the rioting and looting that occurred in La Mesa as well as other areas of San Diego County and the nation, the City of Santee has implemented a curfew as a precaution. 

Santee's curfew will be in effect starting Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m. until Monday, June 1, at 6:00 a.m.

To view the Emergency Proclamation and Curfew Order, visit the City’s webpage at www.cityofsanteeca.gov  

San Diego Sheriff's Department has also issued a curfew for some incorporated areas of San Diego County. The Sheriff's Department is urging all residents to stay home, indoors  and off the streets. 

The curfew order will go into effect for some unincorporated areas of the county beginning Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. and lasting through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 1.

Areas affected by the curfew include: 

Areas around Spring Valley - Unincorporated areas east of the boundaries of the Cities of La Mesa and San Diego to State Highway 54; north and west of State Highway 54 from the boundary of the City of San Diego to the boundary of the City of El Cajon; and south of the boundary of the City of El Cajon to the west of State Highway 54. 

 Areas from Lakeside north to Poway – Unincorporated areas west of State Highway 67 from the boundary of the City of Poway to Mapleview Street; areas south and west of Mapleview Street and Lake Jennings Park Road to Interstate 8; areas north of Interstate 8 from Lake Jennings Park Road to the boundary of the City of El Cajon. 

All residents in these areas are urged to stay home, indoors and off the streets. Violation of the curfew order is a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of up to $1,000 or up to six months in jail or both.

In light of the civil unrest of San Diego County this weekend, and as a proactive measure to protect the El Cajon community, a citywide curfew has been established starting Sunday night, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. on May 31, 2020 to 6:00 a.m., on June 1, 2020.  

The City of Coronado did not issue a formal curfew, however, the city has asked residents to stay home and businesses to cease operations overnight from 8 p.m., Sunday to June 1, Monday at 5:30 a.m.

The City of National City has also implemented a curfew as a precaution. 

This curfew will be in effect starting Sunday, May 31 from 8 p.m. until Monday, June 1 at 5:30 a.m. 

This means no one should be out in public on the streets in National City after 8 p.m. 

Residents in National City are asked to stay home, stay safe with their families unless you need to travel for work, seek medical care or are experiencing an emergency situation.

Earlier on Sunday, the San Diego Police Department used tear gas and flash-bang grenades against protesters and issued an unlawful assembly order in the area of Broadway downtown because of escalating violence.

The police made a number of arrests in the wake of the violence against officers, who were hit with rocks and water bottles. 

California officials have condemned the violence by a small group of people as otherwise peaceful protests continued over the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

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