Lynnwood declares civil emergency with curfew until 5 AM Tuesday

Declaring a civil emergency, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Monday announced she was imposing a curfew in the city starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1.

The curfew was set to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. and was  enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department.

In response, Edmonds College closed its campus at 5 p.m. Monday and canceled evening classes in accordance with the city’s curfew.

Under the curfew, “no person shall enter or remain in a public right of way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place within Lynnwood city limits.”

In the proclamation, Smith notes that the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has generated anger, outrage, protests and demonstrations across the U.S. and that demonstrations in several municipalities — including Seattle, Bellevue, Renton and Tukwila — have turned violent.

“Extraordinary measures are required to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the city’s residents,” the proclamation stated.

You can read the complete proclamation here.

8 Replies to “Lynnwood declares civil emergency with curfew until 5 AM Tuesday”

  1. What specifically does this mean? No one should walk onto a sidewalk or roadway? Or does it include getting into a vehicle and driving on the public roadway? What about the purpose of the trip? Going to the hospital? Getting food or medicine? They really need to clarify the order.


  2. Wow, so now Lynnwood WA is in the crosshairs. Sounds really stupid. I read the “proclamation” – supposedly a “credible” looting threat was received, so apparently that’s all it takes to simply and immediately take the only best option of shutting down the entire city!
    It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. This ridiculous knee-jerk overreaction would justify a recall of the mayor and at the very least making sure she’s replaced with someone more grounded and level-headed.
    I hear the music outside of the ice cream van. I hope there’s lots of kids giving him/her some business, and I’m going for a walk.


  3. A refreshingly rational response after seeing the damage in Seattle, Bellevue, Tukwilla and Renton.


  4. This is the kind of response we need to see more from our politicians. Protect American citizens from the rioting, looting, vandalism and physical harm to residence and businesses. Safety and security priority number one. Stand up to this reprehensible behavior.


  5. Mayors do nothing and they’re criticized. Mayors try to do something and they’re criticized. I guess you would rather that they don’t take these threats seriously and take a wait and see attitude. FYI, they were responding to several credible threats and they acted appropriately even if you don’t appreciate their efforts.


  6. There is a known ring of thrives that regularly target malls when they are open. This ring travels up and down the west coast stealing on a regular basis to make a living. Obviously they have been shut out for a while, so they are taking advantage of the protests to smash and loot. The Alderwood mall definitely would have been hit next. It’s on this ring of thieves regular route. Good job being proactive.


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