Lynnwood declares civil emergency with curfew until 5 AM Tuesday

Declaring a civil emergency, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Monday announced she was imposing a curfew in the city starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1.

The curfew was set to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. and was  enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department.

In response, Edmonds College closed its campus at 5 p.m. Monday and canceled evening classes in accordance with the city’s curfew.

Under the curfew, “no person shall enter or remain in a public right of way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place within Lynnwood city limits.”

In the proclamation, Smith notes that the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has generated anger, outrage, protests and demonstrations across the U.S. and that demonstrations in several municipalities — including Seattle, Bellevue, Renton and Tukwila — have turned violent.

“Extraordinary measures are required to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the city’s residents,” the proclamation stated.

You can read the complete proclamation here.

  1. How many entrances are there into Alderwood mall. Really only a very few. Seems like point a couple of officers in front of the entrances and maybe a roving car would do the trick. Not a curfew on the entire city. Outside of Alderwood mall… there isn’t much else to steal. City leaders are not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  2. This is a complete overreaction to the absolute Nothing that is happening up here. But no surprise.

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