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Posted on: June 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Monday Protest Details

On June 1, the City of Eugene enacted a temporary nighttime curfew in downtown Eugene from 10:00 p.m. Monday June 1 through 6:00 a.m. June 2. It was expanded to apply city-wide at midnight. Eugene Police monitored for safety in the areas. 

At 8 p.m., a group of people began blocking the road at 10th and Adams and turning vehicles around. A Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) message was sent out advising the community of the curfew hours and boundaries.

Shortly before 10 p.m., a group of protesters was joined by a minivan and a motorcycle and took over the roadway, blocking traffic. At one point all lanes of 18th were taken up by the group. The protest group was stopping other vehicles in the area and a motorcycle was also being used to stop lanes of traffic at times. 

Those in protest groups were advised of the curfew zone. Vehicles were having to stop for the group, however, there were attempts by the group to stay on the sidewalks at times. 

“Our goal for tonight was to ensure people and property were safe,” said Chief Chris Skinner. “The protest groups tonight were making efforts to stay on the sidewalk at times and although they did block traffic, there were no concerns that drew out the need to intervene tonight. The group exhibited care in the way they were moving through the community and should be commended.”  

Curfew Information 

City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary implemented the curfew to ensure public safety following incidents of violence and damage in Eugene.

The curfew applies to the area from High Street to Polk Street and from 14th Avenue to 4th Avenue. During the hours of the curfew, people are not allowed to travel on any public street or in any public place in that area. Prohibited travel includes automobile, bicycle, foot, public transit and any other mode of personal transportation.

If illegal and unsafe behaviors extend beyond the designated area, the curfew area will be extended citywide as necessary. 

The curfew does not apply to credentialed media, people seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, sheltering in place, traveling to and from employment or making commercial deliveries.

Violating the city’s curfew order is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a fine up to $500 or confinement in jail up to 100 days, or both fine and imprisonment.

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