The Asbury Park Post Office closed today at 1 p.m. under direction from the Postal Inspection Service and other law enforcement agencies. It will reopen on Tuesday morning.
The decision to close the post office on Bangs Avenue was made just several hours before a protest is planned at the site at 5 p.m.
Asbury Park officials also said a curfew will be imposed from 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. tomorrow. City officials said they stand in “full solidarity with the Asbury Park community in promotion of a peaceful demonstration and denounce the actions of the officers involved in the murder of George Floyd.”
“We are expecting a peaceful protest tonight at 801 Bangs Avenue in support of social justice and police accountability,” city officials said in a statement.