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Philadelphia Officials Issue Citywide Curfew For Tonight

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Philadelphia Officials Issue Citywide Curfew For Tonight

The curfew will go into effect at 9 p.m. tonight.

City officials have issued a citywide curfew for Wednesday, October 28. Protests erupted in the city earlier this week following the killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Following the second day of widespread rioting and looting, city officials have decided to put Philadelphia under curfew for the night.

The city of Philadelphia will go into curfew overnight starting at 9 p.m. The curfew will be lifted at 6 a.m. Thursday morning. During this time grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies may choose to remain open beyond 9 p.m. at their own discretion.

“Grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies may, in their discretion, choose to operate only for delivery services later than 9 p.m.,” the city said in a statement, “and should implement appropriate measures to secure their facilities and protect onsite and delivery employees.”

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