LONG BRANCH - A 9 p.m. curfew was issued by Long Branch Saturday evening which will last through 5 a.m. Sunday.
In a Facebook post, the municipality wrote, “all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place.”
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office wrote on Facebook that “All are asked to be off the streets by (9 p.m.). Non-residents should begin leaving immediately.”
According to social media posts, large crowds had gathered today in the Pier Village area.
Last year, police issued a similar curfew when a large crowd gathered at the beach. Rumors spiraled online, but police were praised for keeping things calm.
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Olivia Liu is a reporter covering transportation, Red Bank and western Monmouth County. She can be reached at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Long Branch NJ issues curfew to disperse large crowd