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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has extended the city’s juvenile curfew, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday.

The curfew, which has been in effect since Aug.12, was instituted in response to a string of mob attacks by young people who gathered using text messages and social media to alert one another.

The 9 p.m. curfew is in effect for all minors under 18 in Center City and University City.

Minors who are caught breaking curfew will be sent home, brought home or transported to a police station where their parents will be contacted. Minors may be issued a citation with a $100 to $300 fine for a first offense,” the city said in a news release.

Read more at CNN.com

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