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Curfew in effect at Lewiston’s Kennedy Park following deadly brawl

Donnie Giusti (Courtesy: William Heutz)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- A curfew is now in effect at Lewiston’s Kennedy Park following a deadly brawl last week.

Lewiston Police say they are actively working to increase safety in the area.

In addition to the 10 p.m. curfew, city leaders say the city will also be purchasing additional surveillance cameras for Kennedy Park and updating the ones they already have.

They say they'll also be keeping the extra foot patrols they've already put in place since the massive fight last week.

Police and city leaders spoke to residents Tuesday night during a city council meeting.

They decided that Kennedy Park will close every night at 10 p.m. for the next 61 days and the curfew could become permanent in two months.

The changes came after 38-year-old Donnie Giusti was fatally beaten after a massive fight broke out last week.

Lewiston Police and Maine State Police continue to investigate the fight. They say it's taking longer because of the number of people involved. At least two dozen people were involved, according to police.

A peace rally was also held Tuesday night at another park in Lewiston.

The city will be ordering new signs to alert the public of the change at Kennedy Park.

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