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Contra Costa County joins other Bay Area jurisdictions in rescinding curfew

Contra Costa County has joined other Bay Area jurisdictions in rescinding its curfew order effective Thursday after ordering people to stay inside amid widespread looting and vandalism in recent days around the region.

County Administrator David Twa signed the order to cancel the curfew effective 1 p.m. Thursday.

The county curfew went into effect Tuesday after looting and vandalism was reported in several Contra Costa cities, including Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill, on Sunday.

The crimes followed peaceful demonstrations around the Bay Area in response to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.

Twa wrote in the order:

“It appears that the public order and safety has generally been restored in Contra Costa County and it is therefore appropriate to lift the emergency countywide curfew.”

Alameda County, San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto and other jurisdictions also canceled their curfews effective Thursday.

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