Photo courtesy Rep. Anna V. Eskamani/Facebook
On Saturday night, as thunderstorms and actual tornados lashed the city, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer took to Twitter
to announce that the ill-advised curfew he imposed on Downtown Orlando
and surrounding neighborhoods on Wednesday was being lifted effective Sunday, June 7.
Photo courtesy Mayor Buddy Dyer/Twitter
The curfew –
an unspoken but obvious attempt to deter daily peaceful protests and demonstrations downtown –
was an unsuccessful measure on all counts.
This curfew didn't stop the protests
and it hampered downtown businesses attempting to navigate
Gov. DeSantis' Phase 2 reopening plan throughout Florida.
Orlando remains under a citywide 10 p.m. curfew with no announced end date.
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