DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – At least 76 people were arrested and jailed on the first night of a curfew in and around Downtown Dallas after it was issued Sunday in response to violent protests.
The curfew takes place from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. for the following areas: Deep Ellum, Farmers Market, Cedars, Central Business District, West End, Victory Park and Uptown.
Police Chief Renee Hall said the curfew will last for several days and that violators will be arrested.
When the clock struck 7 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement could be seen in full force throughout areas of downtown as they worked to move people away.
From aerial views, people could be seen being taken into custody by officers as they remained in the affected areas of the curfew.
Dallas police tweeted just before 11 p.m. that 76 people were arrested and booked into jail and that between 45 and 60 more were in the process of going to jail.
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Chief Hall said Sunday that her department would not tolerate anymore vandalism or looting after the city saw that throughout the weekend.
“We are determined… to keep our city safe. We will make arrests of individuals violating curfew. You will not be able to access these areas. We will not tolerate anymore vandalism of our city,” Hall said.
Some protesters told CBS 11 News they understand the heavy-handed approach after the chaotic events on Friday and Saturday.
“I think it’s good they allowed us to protest for hours, so I mean we did a good job, everybody stayed peaceful,” one protester said.