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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo is reacting after a large group protested at Tuesday's city council meeting with a list of demands.
Two men have been charged with vandalizing a downtown Wilmington statue.
Some people in Wilmington want to join cities around the country in creating permanent street art with the Black Lives Matter message.
The debate over confederate monuments in the Cape Fear is back in the headlines as protests continue over racial injustice.
George Floyd was laid to rest on Tuesday, but the Black Lives Matter movement lives on. Protesters were back out on the steps of city hall for day 11 of protesting, but this time with no curfew in place.
The tenth straight day of demonstrations wrapped up peacefully in downtown Wilmington as the curfew went into effect at 9 p.m. once again Monday night, but activists involved in the port city movement say this is just the beginning.
On the sixth night of protests in downtown Wilmington, the crowd was significantly larger than any of the past few nights. However, those crowds have also drawn counter-protesters, which almost disturbed the peace Thursday night.
Protesters demonstrating on the steps of City Hall in Downtown Wilmington started out quiet.
During a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County announced they are implementing curfews, effective immediately, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.