City of Atlanta lifts 8 p.m curfew for Saturday night

The city of Atlanta will not have a 8 p.m. curfew Saturday night.

A spokesperson with the mayor’s office confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the citywide curfew has been lifted. Officials will monitor the situation before they make a decision about Sunday’s curfew.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered the first curfew last Saturday after peaceful protests turned into a night of vandalism and looting from downtown Atlanta to Buckhead.

Bottoms had extended the nightly curfews throughout the week with an earlier one that went into effect at 8 p.m. last night.


It was another fairly quiet end to a day full of peaceful protests across the city of Atlanta. Atlanta police said they made no arrests Friday night.

At least a dozen more peaceful protests are scheduled for Saturday across several metro Atlanta counties.

Live, up-to-date coverage of George Floyd protests in metro Atlanta, throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News.