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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan extends curfew following riots

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan extends curfew following riots

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 31, 2020 01:12 PM
Created: May 31, 2020 11:01 AM

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has extended curfew for the city of Albany following violent riots in the city of Albany Saturday night.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan made the announcement at a press briefing Sunday morning. The curfew will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday night and will run through 7 a.m. Monday. 

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Mayor Sheehan says numerous departments and agencies assisted Albany police in response to the riots.

“This community is better than what we saw last night,” said Mayor Sheehan.

Mayor Sheehan also stressed that Albany police did not put on riot gear until vandalism started.

“Today is a day for us to all take a deep breath. We need to stay home. Keep your kids home. Let’s step back. Let’s let the community members who are helping to clean up, but I ask you to stay home,” Sheehan said.

“I’m extending that curfew today,” she added. “I’m asking people to stay home so that we can have calm, so that we can have peace, so that people can be safe.”


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