Downtown Orlando under new curfew after fourth night of protests

ORLANDO, Fla. — The “downtown core,” an area of roughly two square miles between Summerlin and Tampa avenues in Orlando, is now under an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew until further notice.

OPD chief Orlando Rolón said in a press conference that the decision was made by Mayor Dyer after he consulted “with everyone,” following a fourth night of police brutality protests on Tuesday that led to at least 28 arrests.

Rolón said that two tear gas canisters were deployed in downtown Orlando following smoke bombs that were used as "a warning," all after Tuesday night's sit-in protest at City Hall lasted beyond the then 10 p.m. curfew and some individuals began throwing debris at police.

“This will be in an effort to obviously help us address the unruliness of those the few that are capitalizing on this opportunity to demonstrate to bring this type of activity into our downtown core,” Rolón said.

This is a developing story.

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