A daily 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore, which had been in effect for five nights following violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, was lifted Sunday by the city’s mayor.
“I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience,” announced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Twitter.
“My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today,” Rawlings-Blake said.
A massive rally on Saturday following charges brought against six officers in Gray’s death was largely peaceful, but Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the curfew would remain in effect Saturday night in order in ensure the riots and looting that sprung up earlier in the week wouldn’t be repeated.