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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The curfew from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. throughout Jefferson County has been extended until Monday morning, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday.

The curfew extension comes in the wake of 127 arrests during protests Wednesday in response to a grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Fischer said he extended the curfew because "most of the violence we've seen has occurred after dark," according to a news release. 

The curfew went into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday and has exemptions for work, medical aid and attending worship, the mayor said. 

"(The curfew) helps us balance our responsibility to keep everyone — protesters, first responders and bystanders — safe, while still allowing people the time and space to voice their calls for racial justice and equity during the day,” Fischer said in the news release. 

The curfew was originally set to expire Saturday morning.

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