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Tulsa lifts curfew at request of Secret Service ahead of Trump rally

Arena asks Trump campaign for safety plan

食色最新版本Tulsa has lifted a weekend curfew set in place for the area around the arena where President Trump plans to hold a campaign rally this weekend. The city said it was asked by the Secret Service to lift the curfew. 

食色最新版本According to a Friday afternoon press release, the Secret Service requested the city to implement the curfew around the Federal Exclusion Zone near the BOK Center where Mr. Trump's rally will be held — but then reversed course the next day.  

食色最新版本"On Thursday, the Secret Service asked the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Police Department to put in place a curfew for the Federal  Exclusion Zone near the BOK Center," the city said in a press release. "Today, the Secret Service asked the City to lift the curfew order this weekend. In compliance with this request, the City has rescinded the order."

 in parking lots and on sidewalks outside ahead of Saturday night's rally at the 19,000-seat arena would have to leave the area during the curfew, or face possible arrest. 

"Last night, I enacted a curfew at the request of Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin, following consultation with the United States Secret Service based on intelligence they had received," Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said in the release. "Today, we were told the curfew is no longer necessary so I am rescinding it."

食色最新版本The announcement comes after the president tweeted that Bynum informed him the curfew was rescinded. 

In his original executive order, Bynum cited the unrest that followed some of the recent protests around the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month when implementing the curfew. The mayor also declared a civil emergency. 

食色最新版本"I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally," Bynum said in his order, which was posted on the police department's  and  pages.

Bynum didn't elaborate as to which groups he meant, and police and city officials didn't immediately respond to phone messages Friday seeking further information. Although President Donald Trump has characterized those who have clashed with law enforcement after Floyd's death as organized, radical-left thugs engaging in domestic terrorism,  that the vast majority of people arrested during recent protests in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., were locals.

食色最新版本Bynum's order said crowds of 100,000 or more are expected in the area around the rally.

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told Fox News on Friday that those unable to get inside the center are expected to attend what he described as a "festival" outside where the president might also appear.

食色最新版本"Tens of thousands of people will be able to be in attendance and we're going to have multiple places where the president can speak," he said.

食色最新版本Parscale said he will "probably be wearing a mask" during the event, which Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has said will be safe.

食色最新版本That has not reassured the arena's management, who requested a written health and safety plan from the Trump campaign on Thursday. In a statement to Oklahoma City television station KFOR, rally organizers appeared unimpressed but said they would review the request.

食色最新版本The Trump campaign said Thursday that it takes "safety seriously," noting that organizers are providing masks, hand sanitizers and doing temperature checks for all attendees.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday on a request to require everyone inside the arena to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and wear a face mask.

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