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Robberies: UI imposes partial curfew

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The University of Ibadan on Tuesday imposed a partial curfew on its campus following cases of robbery recorded in halls of residence.


The Nigeria News Agency reports that the curfew imposition was contained in a release signed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof.  Idowu Olayinka.

The partial curfew, which takes effect from Wednesday, would last between 12 midnight and 5am.

According to the release, the decision was taken at a meeting of the  university’s Security Committee which reviewed the current security situation at the institution.

Olayinka stated that all students and members of staff must have means of identification when asked by security operatives.

According to the Vice Chancellor, all male visitors to the three female hostels–Awolowo Hall, Queen Idia Hall and Queen Elizabeth II Hall –are to be received outside the halls while female guests will be screened.

He added that any male visitor seen loitering around female halls beyond 8:30 pm would be considered as a suspect.

NAN reports that two female hostels had recently been the targets of attacks by armed robbers.

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(Edited by Mufutau Ojo)

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Curfew lifted in Los Angeles County as peaceful protests continue across Southern California

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“Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer enforce a curfew,” tweeted Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Thursday morning, adding that other jurisdictions are free to make their own decisions.

A countywide curfew has been in effect for four nights in a row in the most populous U.S. county, with a population of over 10 million, since Sunday after days of protests which sometimes descended into chaos.

“I agree with this decision — it gives the peaceful protesters more time to speak out on our streets without fear of arrest,” tweeted Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Hahn reminded local residents that cities may impose their own curfews.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he will not impose a citywide curfew in the City of Los Angeles.

Thousands of peaceful protesters packed streets in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as smaller demonstrations spread across the area. Multiple protests over the death of Floyd are taking place or expected to be held in cities across Southern California on Thursday, including one in Diamond Bar, a city with a huge Chinese American community.

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Spotlight: Unrest over Floyd’s death continues across United States as protests go global

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Floyd, 46, died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Two separate autopsies released Monday both found Floyd’s death to be a homicide.

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Floyd’s death on May 25 triggered nationwide protests against racial discrimination and police abuse – some of them turning violent, prompting mayors and governors to impose curfews in more than 40 cities, while thousands of people have been arrested around the country.

In Minneapolis, thousands of people swarmed the city on another day of protests despite an 8 p.m. curfew imposed at the nation’s center of protests.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Sunday night she was imposing a citywide curfew amid rising tensions between protesters and police outside the White House.

The curfew lasted from 11:00 p.m. on Sunday (0300 GMT Monday) until 6:00 a.m. on Monday. Bowser also activated the D.C. National Guard to support local police.

With helicopters hovering above Lafayette Square, United States President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “president of law and order” and an “ally of all peaceful protesters.” Just as he spoke, protesters gathering near the White House were being dispersed by police using tear gas and rubber bullets.

New York City was also put under a curfew on Monday night to curb violent protests, according to a joint statement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday.

The curfew runs from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the statement.

“While we encourage people to protest peacefully and make their voices heard, the safety of the general public is paramount and cannot be compromised,” said the governor in the statement.

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Floyd’s death has sparked international outrage as protestors head to the streets to voice support around the globe.

Despite the ban of mass gatherings in Britain, thousands of people gathered Sunday in London and Manchester to protest over the death of Floyd.

Chanting “no justice, no peace,” protesters gathered in London’s landmark Trafalgar Square shortly after 1 p.m. before marching through Westminster to Downing Street.

Videos posted on Twitter showed people shouting Floyd’s last words “I can’t breathe” on the square. Taking to their knees, they also chanted “George Floyd,” as some of them held banners reading “

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were also held in Manchester and outside the United States Embassy in London.

Two separate protests were held in Dublin on Sunday, reported Irish national radio and television broadcaster RTE.

One was held outside the United States Embassy in Ballsbridge, an area in Dublin where many diplomatic missions are located, while another was carried out outside the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Ireland inside Phoenix Park, the largest public park in the country, according to the report.

About 100 people took part in the protest outside the U.S. embassy, said the report.

In Greece, hundreds of members of the youth wing of the Greek Communist party KKE protested peacefully on Monday outside the United States Embassy in Athens and the United States Consulate in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

Raising banners of “I can’t breathe,” protesters outside the U.S. embassy chanted slogans such as “No to a system giving birth to crises, wars, and racism.”

We join Greek peoples’ voice with the voices of all people across the world against barbarity … We join our voice with the U.S. people who are struggling these days for their rights, to be able to breathe,” KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas said earlier.

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Curfew ordered in NYC to curb violent protests

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The curfew will run from 11 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT on Tuesday) to 5 a.m. Tuesday (0900 GMT), according to the statement.

“While we encourage people to protest peacefully and make their voices heard, the safety of the general public is paramount and cannot be compromised,” said the governor in the statement.

Cuomo and de Blasio also announced that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will double its police presence in all five boroughs to help prevent violence and property damage during demonstrations.

They also urged protesters to cover their faces as the city remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I support and protect peaceful protest in this city. The demonstrations we’ve seen have been generally peaceful. We can’t let violence undermine the message of this moment,” said de Blasio in the statement.

Some 40 cities across the United States have imposed curfews to curb acts of violence in extensive demonstrations against police brutality and racism.

Earlier on Monday, de Blasio said at his daily briefing that he is planning to talk with other officials on a potential curfew in the nation’s largest city.

Over the past four days, some 1,000 protesters were arrested in New York City for looting, attacking police or vandalism, among other acts.

More than 40 police officers have been injured since Thursday, none with serious injuries, according to NYPD officials.

Meanwhile, the NYPD is also under criticism due to some seemingly excessive moves in several encounters with the protesters, such as accelerating their cars while being surrounded by crowds of people.

The mayor said in the statement that he had talked to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea about the incidents in recent days “where officers didn’t uphold the values of this city or the NYPD,” adding that the commissioner would elaborate on how officers will be held accountable later.

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Urgent: Curfew ordered in NYC to curb violent protests

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The curfew will run from 11 p.m. (0300 GMT on Tuesday) to 5 a.m. Tuesday (0900 GMT), according to the statement.

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