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.