Allender ready to exercise curfew if needed, doesn’t see need at this time
RAPID CITY, S.D. — In case things were to get out of hand with protests in Rapid City, the common council has approved a resolution which authorizes Mayor Steve Allender to declare an emergency, and issue a curfew.
The vote Monday night was unanimous and the resolution expires in 60 days. There is no curfew at this time, and Allender doesn’t see the need for one, with Monday night’s demonstration being peaceful and well-monitored.
“I think what’s very important about it is to know that it can happen,” said Allender. “There is a way to make a point without breaking a window and that message has to be spread throughout the community and all communities.”
Another expected peaceful protest will be held Tuesday night where law enforcement will be present.