Greensboro weighs downtown curfew after brawl

  • Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:55 a.m.

GREENSBORO (AP) — Officials in one of North Carolina’s largest cities will hold an emergency meeting in the aftermath of a weekend brawl to consider restoring a downtown curfew for teenagers.

Greensboro’s City Council meets Wednesday to consider reinstating a teen curfew for about two months.

The emergency meeting comes after a massive fight involving an estimated 400 people downtown on Saturday night.

Greensboro police arrested 11 people ranging in age from 16 to 20 years old. Officers had to call in reinforcements and use pepper spray and a stun gun to try to get the crowd under control.

The city imposed a curfew in 2011 banning children under 18 from being out unsupervised from 11 p.m to 6 a.m. Adults who allowed children to break curfew were subject to fines of up to $200.

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