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Baton Rouge Mayor declares curfew for city

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden has declared a curfew for the City of Baton Rouge and the unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Holden made the announcement with Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and BRPD Chief Dewayne White, who outlined law enforcement actions to maintain safety on our streets. All three said that the public is cooperating by staying off the streets so that we can continue to keep our city and parish safe.

Anyone who is stopped by sheriff's deputies, city police or state troopers without a valid reason to be out during tonight's curfew will be subject to arrest.

Mayor Holden said a decision will be made tomorrow about whether to extend the curfew to include Thursday night and Friday morning.

The Cities of Zachary and Central are following the same curfew hours as Baton Rouge. The City of Baker has implemented a curfew from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. until further notice.

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