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City Meets With Parents, Teens To Discuss Downtown Curfew

10:43 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The City of Greensboro is hosted a meeting for parents and their teenage children to discuss city activities in light of the recently implemented downtown curfew.

The meeting was scheduled for 6:30 pm Wednesday, July 24, in the Nussbaum Room at the Central Library on North Church Street. City council members, police officers and staff from the library and Parks and Recreation Department attended to tell parents and teenagers about city programming that has a "positive environment."

Greensboro City Council voted 8-1 in favor of a downtown curfew during an emergency meeting the morning of July 3. The curfew started that day, lasting for a 60-day trial period. The curfew prevents teenagers under the age of 18-years-old from hanging out downtown after 11 pm unless they are accompanied by an adult.

The curfew was a reaction to an incident in downtown the previous weekend. Several small fights broke out in a crowd of as many as 500 people, according to Mayor Robbie Perkins. Police arrested 11 people ranging from 16- to 20-years-old who were involved in the fighting.

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