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State of civil emergency extended for Grand Rapids

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 23:11:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids City Commission voted to extend the state of civil emergency started Sunday until June 16.

Mayor Rosylin Bliss instituted the state of emergency in order to make resources available for the city to respond to what they call a "dynamic emergency," after rioters took over a protest downtown Grand Rapids Saturday night.

City officials say the vote was 5-2, with Senita Lenear and Milinda Ysasi the only commissioners to oppose the extension.

The extension does not effect the curfew, and the city assures FOX 17 that people are able to move about the city freely.