State of Emergency Declared in Onondaga County, Curfew in Effect
The outbreak of civil unrest and disturbances as a reaction to the death of George Floyd is hitting close to home. After riots in Syracuse, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon declared State of Emergency. To maintain law and order a curfew is in effect from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM. "There is danger of increased unrest and rioting in Onondaga County," McMahon stated.
Everyone is prohibited from public places within the county between those hours. Walking and driving is also prohibited within the county .
The curfew doesn't apply to anyone providing essential emergency services or anyone heading to or from work.
Rallies are being held around the world after video of George Floyd being held to the ground with a police officer's knee on his neck went viral. Floyd later died. Many protests have turned into riots while others remain peaceful.