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    Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Orders Proclaiming Civil Emergency Due to Demonstrations and Banning Use of Weapons Throughout City
    Posted on 05/31/2020

    City Submits Request for 200 Unarmed National Guard Personnel to Assist with Infrastructure Protection, Traffic and Crowd Management for Next Seven Days

    Seattle (May 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following Emergency Orders, effective immediately in the City of Seattle:

    1. An Order declaring a Proclamation of Civil Emergency following escalated violence and destruction stemming from downtown demonstrations; and
    2. An Order banning weapons, both formal and informal.

    In addition, the Mayor and Chief of Police Carmen Best submitted a request to the State Emergency Operations Center for 200 unarmed National Guard personnel to immediately assist with infrastructure protection and traffic and crowd management in Seattle for the next seven days. The request has been granted by Governor Inslee. 

    Read the Full Announcement from Mayor Durkan's Office