BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — All of Erie County was under a curfew from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz made that announcement on social media early Tuesday afternoon.
Originally, only Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, the Town of Tonawanda and West Seneca were to be under a curfew. But Poloncarz said the decision was made to expand the curfew countywide after further consulting with suburban and rural law enforcement officials.
Emergency Order for the County Wide curfew this evening. All the town supervisors and mayors asked that the curfew be extended county wide today. We are all in this together, while we all agree with peaceful protests, we all stand together against violence. pic.twitter.com/5I8fUXPI8g— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) June 2, 2020
At this time, the countywide curfew was effective Tuesday night only. The city of Buffalo will be under a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Monday morning.
The curfew orders follow several nights of violence in the city. More than a dozen people have been arrested. Several of the suspects facing charges have come into Buffalo from towns and villages outside the city.