Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the decision to establish a curfew starting Saturday at 9 p.m. ET through sunrise Sunday was about restoring the city after a night of heavy protests and looting.
"When you run it down the street with a Gucci bag, that's not about black people dying in America. That's about killing ourselves when we do things like that," she said at a news conference Saturday.
She added: "So, this curfew is to say, please be at home by nine o'clock tonight, so that we can restore our city. And thank you to the men and women and children who went out today, and began cleaning up our city. God bless you all. That's Atlanta."