As many cities around the country are currently imposing curfew at night time to curb the chaos, one city has left itself from the bandwagon.
This is the city of San Diego.
Whose Mayor declined to enforce a city-wide curfew-like those seen in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told CNBC, “We encourage peaceful protests. That’s part of who we are as Americans and that’s how you affect change.”
Faulconer added that by not implementing a curfew he intended to send a message of support to protesters.
“You want to have a culture that is open to folks saying, ‘This is our ability to demonstrate,’” said Faulconer.
African-American George Floyd’s death has sparked the nationwide protests after people grew frustrated with racial injustice as videos of his violent death went viral.
Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes during his arrest.
La Mesa, San Diego’s nearby city, has its business area was ransacked by rioters last week.
This prompted officials to enact a curfew in the city.
Its curfew takes effect between 7:00 pm to 5:30 am.
San Diego Police Department was the first to ban the use of the carotid restrain.
Carotid restraint has many variations, which included the method used on Floyd.