BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin held a virtual news conference Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on the city’s curfew and removal of the confederate monument.
Mayor Woodfin said he was moved by the out pour of support from the community following the city’s removal of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument in Linn Park Monday night.
The removal of the statue comes on the heels of a violent protest at Linn Park on Sunday that saw the destruction of park of that monument as well as the taking down of the Charles Linn statue by protesters.
Mayor Woodfin also made comments regarding the curfew declared on the city that went into effect Monday night.
Starting now, the homeless population in the city is exempt from the order and will not face penalties if out and about from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commission approved a weeklong curfew for the unincorporated communities in the county.
Starting Tuesday, no gatherings of any kind will be allowed during the curfew.
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