City Statement on Protest Activities
The City of Newport Beach is actively monitoring real-time information on protest activities in Orange and Los Angeles counties and is communicating regularly with our public safety partners throughout the region.
As of today (Monday) we have not received any information or indications that protests are planned in Newport Beach. For this reason we do not believe it is necessary to impose a curfew on our residents.
The Newport Beach Police Department is well trained and prepared to support the First Amendment rights of protesters, while protecting lives and property should those protests turn violent.
While ensuring that our police department is appropriately staffed for a potential protest, Newport Beach officers have been providing mutual aid to assist police departments in nearby cities and will continue to do so as needed. The Newport Beach Fire Department has been providing mutual aid to neighboring communities as well.
Our police department will continue to monitor real-time intelligence in collaboration with multiple law enforcement agencies, and is ready to respond appropriately if protests are held in the City of Newport Beach.