CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Mayor John Cranley extended Cincinnati’s citywide curfew until Monday.
The curfew will begin at 11 p.m. each night and conclude at 6 a.m. the following day.
Cranley said at 11 p.m., protests are happening in neighborhoods.
“People who live there have a right to go to sleep. Our officers need to rest. For officers and citizens living in neighborhoods, there has to be a point where people go home at night,” he said.
Cranley said people have not thought about a Cincinnati Police officer who was shot on Saturday night and other officers being shot at.
“There is ongoing violence that is impacting police officers, citizens, and peaceful protesters. The threats are real,” he said.
Cranley said that the officers are protecting the peaceful protesters and will continue to facilitate peaceful protests.
“Vast majority of people are protesting peacefully but there are people in the crowd trying to create violence and provoke officers into overreacting. You could be a peaceful protester who is next to someone who is not,” he said.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac said he recommended a curfew extension because protests have taken a turn in the nighttime hours.
He said they made 17 arrests Tuesday night - 10 were for violation of the curfew.
“We remain in a state of alert and have officers prepared to respond if necessary. We will continue to engage and discuss with protesters who want to have discussions with us,” Isaac said.