The earlier curfew in parts of Philadelphia will be extended for another two weeks, thanks in part to what the Mayor’s office calls broad support from both the business community and parents.
CBS 3 reports the Mayor’s spokesman, Mark McDonald, says the earlier curfew, combined with more organized activities for teenagers, has received great support.
McDonald cited positive feedback from meetings in which Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison attended.
Increased enforcement of the earlier curfew will also continue, according to CBS 3.
The announcement comes after a weekend of protests from members of the community who claim the curfew targets African Americans.
The mayor’s spokesman tells CBS 3 the city has had a curfew since 1955 and the earlier curfew applied to all youth in Center City and University City.