Mayor Andy Schor has declared a curfew for the City of Lansing effective immediately.
“The rally this afternoon was peaceful and respectful, and focused on expressing anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice. I was there to stand with the Lansing Police Department as they reaffirmed that they do not stand for police brutality. Unfortunately, the demonstration has now turned violent. The situation is unfolding quickly, and the police are present to help keep our city safe,” said Mayor Andy Schor.
“I understand the frustration, the anger, and outrage, but I implore our residents to continue to demonstrate peacefully. The destruction of property will not solve our problems. The loss of life is tragic and senseless, and I am here to listen and learn. Please reach out to me to create platforms for city leaders, our police, and the community to dialogue,” said Council President Peter Spadafore.
People must return to their homes in order to stay safe. The curfew will be in place immediately on Sunday, May 31, 2020, and last through Monday, June 1, 2020, at 5:00 a.m.