The government of the U.S. Charlottesville allowed police to impose a curfew

Members of the city Council of American Charlottesville (Virginia) at an emergency meeting in an open vote gave the police chief the right to declare a curfew. About this in his Facebook said the mayor Mike singer (Mike Signer).

The decision was taken unanimously. “The chief of police al Thomas is permitted to regulate, restrict or prohibit any Assembly of persons, as well as to move vehicle on any street if necessary to protect the city Charlottesville”, — stated in the decision of the Council.

It was specifically noted that the chief of police has not exercised this right.

In Charlottesville August 12, had to undergo the action of neo-Nazis “right Unity”, but a few hours before the ultra-right held a spontaneous torchlight procession, demanding from the city authorities to abandon plans to demolish the monument to General Robert Edward Lee (party civil war between the North and the South of the USA) who fought for the Confederacy.

After that, the city erupted in riots, which injured 15 people. Later on the March against the far-right rally car at high speed drove into a crowd, killing one person, another 19 were injured. The police treated the incident as murder.

Later, on the outskirts of the city fell, a police helicopter, killing two people. Authorities have linked the crash with earlier events.