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WUNC reports from Greensboro about Guilford County and surrounding area.

Greensboro Establishes Summer Curfew For Youth

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Teenagers in Greensboro now have a summer curfew. The City Council voted 8-1 at a special meeting this morning to implement a curfew for 60 days in the downtown area. The mandate follows a recent string of fights between young teenagers.

City Concilwoman Marikay Abuziwaiter witnessed an altercation last weekend and supports the curfew.

“Breaking windows of businesses, causing fights, blocking sidewalks—it was very eye-opening for me to see all of that happen in such a short period of time,” Abuziwaiter said.

Abuzawaiter said police arrested 11 people for fighting on Saturday night, some as young as 12 years old. The fighting is believed to stem from regional rivalries between high schools in Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. The City Council planned to meet with leaders of the youth and religious community this afternoon.

Their hope is to offer more activities to teens on the weekends. The curfew is for anyone 17 and younger between 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. It goes into effect tonight.

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