Aurora has declared a state of emergency and has issued a curfew after protests turned violent on Sunday.
“Today we hosted a peaceful protest at the Aurora Police Department,” Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said in a news release from the city of Aurora. “However, once the protest ended, the crowd dispersed and then grew substantially with other participants throughout the streets of Aurora. While Police Chief Kristen Ziman and I were honored to participate in the initial protest, we will not tolerate lawlessness in our city.”
The curfew will end at 6 a.m. Monday. All residents are asked to remain at home or work during this time.
There has been unrest across the country following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man, who died in police custody after now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.
Chauvin, who is white, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.