More than 15 people were arrested Sunday night in Savannah, as another round of violent protests and riots shook Georgia and the nation over the death of George Floyd while he was in Minneapolis police custody.
According to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, those arrested are facing charges for disorderly conduct or violating a city ordinance, which is most likely the 8:30 p.m. curfew set by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson.
The curfew, according to WTOC, was lifted Monday at 7 a.m., but it might be extended Monday night.
There have been no reports of any vandalism or major disruptions in the coastal Georgia city.
“We have experienced a great day of peaceful demonstrations, necessary dialogue, unity and solidarity,” Johnson told WSAV. “We want to continue to ensure the safety of our citizens, visitors and the protection of property. This is an uncomfortable-but-necessary step in making that happen.”