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Violating Milwaukee's curfew could lead to arrest, $691 fine, Mayor Barrett says

Posted at 8:46 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 21:47:56-04

MILWAUKEE — Violating Milwaukee's emergency curfew Saturday night could lead to an arrest and a fine of nearly $700, Mayor Tom Barrett said.

In a tweet, Barrett said "everyone must cease vehicular and pedestrian travel on public way, streets, sidewalks and highways and return to their homes, places of work or other convenient places" at 9 p.m.

Violation of the curfew "will lead to arrest and a fine of $691," Barrett said.

In a press conference Saturday afternoon, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced the 9 p.m. curfew Milwaukee police said there were 16 businesses that were looted overnight after what they are calling "civil unrest."

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Milwaukee police said 50 individuals were arrested and one police officer was shot after protests on Friday evening turned violent.

"There were 16 businesses that were looted," said MPD Police Chief Alfonso Morales in a press conference Saturday. "At the end of the day, who won last night?"

A Walgreens, located at Martin Luther King Drive and Hadley was one of the businesses looted overnight. TMJ4 News crews witnessed smoke from the building.

Crowds also broke the store glass at Playmakers on Fond du Lac Avenue and rushed inside. Shoe boxes and other items from inside of the store were strewn across the parking lot.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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