A Sunday protest in Dover over the death of George Floyd impeded traffic on Route 13 with one report of looting of a Dover Mall store.
The mayor of Dover declared a state of emergency and a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew that is effective until further notice.
The Dover Post,and WDEL cited Facebook Live videos that showed the Forever 21 store in the mall being entered, with police later securing the area. The protested started at Legislative Hall, moved to the Dover Police Department, and later entered Route 13.
The Mall had been scheduled to open on June 1 under Phase 1 of Gov. John Carney’s reopening orders. Occupancy is limited 30 percent of fire code capacity.
Dover Police have not yet commented on the situation other than to warn motorists about traffic issues on Sunday afternoon.
We are experiencing vehicular and pedestrian traffic issues along US Route 13 as protesters move throughout the city. We respectfully ask residents to avoid unnecessary travel in the area to ensure everyone’s safety at this time. Please use caution and expect delays in area
— Dover Police Dept. (@DoverDEPolice) May 31, 2020
Earlier on Sunday, Christiana Mall announced it would remain closed on June 1, citing safety concerns.