The 8 p.m. curfew on Downtown Orlando has been lifted starting today


  • Photo courtesy Rep. Anna V. Eskamani/Facebook
On Saturday night, as thunderstorms and actual tornados lashed the city, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer took to Twitter to announce that the ill-advised curfew he imposed on Downtown Orlando and surrounding neighborhoods on Wednesday was being lifted effective Sunday, June 7.

  • Photo courtesy Mayor Buddy Dyer/Twitter

The curfew  an unspoken but obvious attempt to deter daily peaceful protests and demonstrations downtown  was an unsuccessful measure on all counts.

This curfew didn't stop the protests and it hampered downtown businesses attempting to navigate Gov. DeSantis' Phase 2 reopening plan throughout Florida.

Orlando remains under a citywide 10 p.m. curfew with no announced end date.

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