Update: The curfew is being continued into Tuesday, June 2. For more info, visit redmond.gov/curfew.
Following other Eastside cities, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney is issuing a proclamation of Civil Emergency and order effective this evening, imposing a curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.
The curfew states that no person– with the exception of law enforcement, military and other emergency response personnel, government officials and authorized media– shall enter or remain in the public right of way, public parks or any other public place. This curfew is in effect intul terminated by the mayor.
According to a press release, there are currently no known threats to the Redmond community. The release continues as follows:
It is not the intent of the City to prevent lawful and orderly protests and demonstrations or to curtail the right of the public to engage in free speech or lawful assembly as authorized by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Washington. The intent of the curfew is to protect the Redmond community and those engaged in lawful protests.
The Redmond Police Department will be monitoring protests and demonstrations in the region and is fully staffed to respond to public safety incidents if they should arise. The National Guard has been mobilized and is standing ready to provide assistance if requested by the Mayor.
We are asking that the community continue to stay home per the Governor’s Safe Start plan and that any demonstration be held in a peaceful and lawful manner. Protesters and demonstrators are urged to wear face coverings and to observe proper social distancing.
Review the full proclamation here.