After a night of violent protests led to 50 arrests, the city of Akron on Monday morning issued an overnight curfew for downtown Akron and canceled the Fourth of July fireworks scheduled for Monday night.
The curfew is for downtown Akron from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will remain in effect until another order has been issued lifting the curfew, the city said.
The curfew extends from state Route 59 (Perkins Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to the north, state route 59 (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) to the west, I-76/I-77 to the south and state Route 8 to the east.
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Other areas of the city are not covered by the curfew implemented due to protests after the police shooting of Jayland Walker, 25, on June 27.
The executive order is dated Sunday, not Monday, and officially took effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, according to the order.
The order says violations will be a fourth-degree misdemeanor, with people facing up to 30 days of jail time or a fine of up to $350.
Exceptions to the the Akron curfew restrictions include:
All law enforcement, fire and medical personnel and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the city and state, or people otherwise exempt under the law.
People traveling directly between their place of work and their residence.
People traveling to seek medical care.
People fleeing from dangerous circumstances.
Akron Children’s Hospital posted a statement on social media saying that Children's employees and people seeking medical care are exempt from the city's curfew, adding, "Please do not delay seeking medical treatment."
Cleveland Clinic Akron General posted a similar statement. Both of the hospitals are inside the designated curfew area; the Summa Akron City Hospital campus is adjacent to the zone.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Akron curfew: View covered areas, times and exceptions