Sacramento City Council votes to lift curfew immediately, National Guard ends deployment at midnight

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The National Guard stands outside of city hall Saturday as protests continue into the weekend. 

But there’s some big changes protesters can expect Saturday night. 

The Sacramento City Council voted to immediately end the curfew after peaceful protests throughout the week and separate incidents of looting and vandalism to several downtown businesses. 

It comes after an outcry from the community over the 8 p.m. curfew. 

A lawyer with the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says the curfew prohibits the First Amendment rights of protesters each day as they continue to demand racial justice and accountability. 

The National Guard’s deployment will end at 12 a.m., according to Mayor Darrell Steinberg. 

Although it could be reinstated at any time, if the city deems it necessary. 

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