Iowa Gov. Reynolds supports Polk County Supervisors’ 9 p.m. curfew

Des Moines, IA (STL.News) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement today after Polk County initiated a 9 p.m. CDT curfew:

“For the past two days, thousands of Iowans gathered together in our Capital City to peacefully and respectfully protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the societal injustices it represents.  But each of the past two days, those responsible protests have been overshadowed by violence that threatens lives and our community.

“Violence, in any form, is unacceptable, and must come to an end.  I support Polk County’s decision to implement a 9:00 p.m. curfew.

“I am grateful for the respectful and restrained way in which the Des Moines Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol have approached the situation this weekend.

“Senseless acts of violence do nothing to rectify injustice or fix problems.  I encourage all Polk County residents to follow this curfew, stay at home and do their part to stop the violence that has disrupted the lives of so many over the last couple of days.”


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