City of San Antonio Lifts Curfew for Downtown Business District


Protesters move through the streets of Downtown San Antonio over the weekend. - JAMES DOBBINS
  • James Dobbins
  • Protesters move through the streets of Downtown San Antonio over the weekend.
After several days of peaceful protests, the city of San Antonio on Saturday afternoon ended its temporary curfew for the downtown business district.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg signed a declaration lifting the curfew after recommendations from City Manager Erik Walsh and the San Antonio Police Department. Originally, the curfew was to extend through Sunday.

“The dialogue between the city, organizers, and demonstrators is a welcome development that is emblematic of the San Antonio way, and I am encouraged that we are able to end the curfew sooner than planned,” Nirenberg said in a news release issued by the city.

In the news release, SAPD recommended that protesters maintain social distance and wear face coverings when possible. It also asked demonstrators to help identify instigators who commit acts of vandalism.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.