Council presents new curfew plan for Detroit fireworks

A new curfew for the Detroit Ford Fireworks has been proposed, after backlash from the previously proposed curfew.

In the past, the curfew has been only on the night of the event. This year, however, police proposed an extended curfew that would be enacted from June 19-22 between the times of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Anyone under the age of 17 would be prohibited to be outside without a parent during those times.

The American Civil Liberties Union and some parents felt the proposed curfew was unfair and unconstitutional.

Now, the Detroit City Council has turned around a new curfew proposal. If passed, the proposal would enact a curfew the day of the fireworks, June 22, from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. The proposal also includes adding a second curfew during the Detroit River Days. That curfew would be from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., but only be in effect in the area the festival is taking place.

The new proposal will be discussed at a public hearing on June 16.

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