Coventry curfew controversy - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Restrictive and Racist: Demonstrators say Coventry curfew targets blacks

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

Demonstrators gathered in front of Cleveland Heights City Hall to protest the recently adopted curfew law before taking their concerns into the meeting.

Protestors say the law is unconstitutional and racist.

Three weeks ago Cleveland Heights City Council passed a law stating that children under 18 will be arrested if caught eating or otherwise patronizing restaurants in select areas of the city of Cleveland Hts. after 6:00 PM, unless they are with a parent or guardian.

Demonstrators say the curfew targets blacks.

"It also gives police the discretion to pick and choose, meaning it's a license for potential discrimination," said one demonstrator.

Despite protests, the curfew will remain in place for the time being. 

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