- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The public will have an opportunity to speak about a proposed four-day curfew that would keep children off Detroit’s streets after 6 p.m.

Detroit has imposed a curfew during the annual downtown fireworks show. But police are requesting that it be stretched to four days, from June 19 through June 22. A public hearing is planned for next Wednesday.

Anyone under age 18 and away from home would need to be with an adult or guardian, even if they’re miles from the Detroit River. There are some exceptions. Spokeswoman June West says police want a safe River Days festival.

Council member Andre Spivey says an expanded curfew seems to have “racial overtones” in the predominantly black city. A vote could occur on June 16.

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