Piedmont, along with Oakland and Alameda County, rescinds curfew order

Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Message from the City of Piedmont:

Given the more peaceful nature of recent protests in Alameda County, the City of Piedmont will rescind its curfew, effective immediately. The City of Oakland and Alameda County have also rescinded their curfew orders, but orders may still be in effect in other cities. Please keep in mind that the Alameda County Health Officer’s Shelter in Place order for COVID-19 remains in effect.

Alameda County is the latest Bay Area jurisdiction to cancel its curfew order Thursday following days of looting and vandalism that followed demonstrations over police brutality.

Sheriff Greg Ahern rescinded the order, initially issued Monday, effective immediately, saying in Thursday’s order that “recent protests have been relatively peaceful and public order and safety is being restored.”

Many demonstrations have been held around the county and elsewhere in the Bay Area in recent days following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week. Some of the events have been marred by looters and vandals, prompting curfew orders by local governments.

Alameda County’s curfew had been from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, but will not be in effect starting Thursday night. Sheriff’s officials said residents in cities within the county should check if their city has a curfew order separate from the county.

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