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Live updates | Police patrol mostly empty streets to enforce curfew

Sunday is the first night of a temporary curfew in Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — *This story will be updated throughout the night.*

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced a proclamation of civil emergency, which includes a nighttime curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next two nights.  

Sunday at 7 p.m. the curfew went into effect. Here are live updates from Grand Rapids as the night progresses

9:10 p.m. - Here's a look at the city. 

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9 p.m. - Grocery stores within city limits or close to the city also closed early. A Meijer on Alpine Avenue was closed because of the curfew. 

8:40 p.m.- Mounted police officers are also out Sunday night to enforce the curfew. 

8:30 p.m. - Police continue to patrol the quiet streets to enforce the citywide curfew. 

8 p.m. - Members of the National Guard are outside the city's fleet management building. 

7:50 p.m. - Downtown Grand Rapids is pretty quiet with mainly only law enforcement on the roads. 

7:30 p.m. - A group of six peaceful protesters were arrested after they were told to go home and didn't. Officers returned 20 minutes later and took them into custody. 

7:05 p.m. - Some people in Rosa Parks Circle are refusing to move. 

7 p.m. - The curfew goes into effect.

6:55 p.m. - Officers were driving around with loud speakers reminding people to get home within the next five minutes. There were still people standing around. 

6:15 p.m. - Downtown Grand Rapids was still relatively busy with foot traffic with less than an hour before the curfew goes into effect.

See Frequently Asked Questions about the curfew here. 

2 p.m. - Bliss announced the curfew and the civil emergency. Grand Rapids will receive assistance from the Michigan National Guard. 

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