MARION, AL (WSFA) - Just one day after a riot in the small Perry County town of Marion, a curfew for everyone.
The Marion Police Department says everyone is to be off the streets between the hours of 10pm and 7am until further notice.
A weekend altercation exploded into full fledged mayhem that spread from a school to City Hall, and it took more than police to bring the situation under control.
Physical altercations involving multiple weapons left a number of people injured and six behind bars. Police say it started Sunday evening with an altercation between two families. That altercation led to gunfire and unfortunately poured over to this morning at Francis Marion High School.
There, reports of bricks, rocks, golf clubs, and even Clorox were said to be used as ammunition for the herb of adults and at least one student.
It didn't end there, however.
When one family came to file then report at City Hall, it happened again. Part two of the riot involving nearly 175 people resulted in the mayor being assaulted, the police chief struck across the head with an iron pipe, 2 rushed to the hospital, and a number of others injured.
Races in Marion:
- Black (62.5%)
- White Non-Hispanic (36.1%)
- Hispanic (1.0%)
- Two or more races (0.6%)
That's the second curfew put in place, involving adults as well, in the past month. And in both cases it was due to minority lawlessness.