Madison mayor declares state of emergency, institutes curfew

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew on the isthmus during a tense night of protests.

The curfew is in effect tonight and continues until 5 a.m. on June 1. The moves were announced in a press release published on the city's website just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

"I do not take this action lightly, and I want to be clear that this is in response to a number of people endangering themselves and others by shattering glass, destroying property, and engaging in widespread, systematic looting of local businesses," Rhodes-Conway said. "This is NOT in response to the peaceful and legitimate protests that took place earlier today."

The mayor signed the order at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. It took effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and lasts until 5 a.m. The curfew continues Sunday night from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. June 1.

The curfew applies mostly to areas of the isthmus around State Street. The full ordercan be found here.

Rhodes-Conway put the state of emergency in place until June 3. The city council will have a chance to review the measure at its June 2 meeting.

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