San Diego County declared a countywide local emergency Sunday in response to the riots that have resulted in several vandalism reports, arson, looting, and assaults, and some cities issued curfews that will take effect Sunday evening, said a 7 San Diego report.

The county is also asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in San Diego County and to suspend “any regulation, rule or order that could hinder emergency response and recovery efforts” to make federal resources available for disaster relief in the county.

Riots have sprung in San Diego County, particularly in the La Mesa business area, following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died on Monday in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck for several minutes.

The arrest was due to suspected fake US$ 20 bill Floyd allegedly used to purchase some goods in Minneapolis, MN.

In response to the unrest, some cities in the county issued curfews that would take effect Sunday evening, said the report. 

The following cities are mandating curfews:

· La Mesa — effective from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday;

· Poway — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. Monday;

· Santee — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday;

· Areas around Spring Valley — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday;

· Areas from Lakeside north to Poway — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday

· Coronado — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday;

· El Cajon — effective from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday;

· Lemon Grove — effective from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday;

· National City — effective from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday.

SAN DIEGO PLACED UNDER COUNTYWIDE EMERGENCY

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department warned curfew violators will face a fine of up to $1,000 or up to six months in jail.

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