La Mesa orders city-wide curfew, mayor expresses ‘deepest sadness’ over riots

Local
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LA MESA, Calif. – A city-wide curfew has been ordered in La Mesa Sunday, following a night of riots that damaged several businesses in the area.

The curfew begins at 7 p.m. Sunday and goes through 7 a.m. Monday to ensure the safety of the community. It comes after a night of rioting, looting and arson, following a peaceful demonstration protesting police violence against black Americans.

In a statement on Facebook, Mayor Mark Arapostathis expressed the deepest sadness he had ever felt in his life over the riots and looting.

“I am grieving along with every other La Mesa resident I am in the lowest place I have ever imagined,” state Mayor Arapostathis.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help businesses that were destroyed.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular Stories

Latest News

More News