WORLD New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

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New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

By Li Liang | People's Daily app

00:36, June 03, 2020

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Protesters rally over the death of George Floyd in Times Square, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

New York (People’s Daily) - Over the past few days, US protests over the death of African American man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in Minneapolis continued to spread across the city.

Protests started peacefully during the day but gave way to arson and looting at night.

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A protester wearing a mask with the words "I can’t breathe" in Times Square, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio issued a joint announcement, declaring that New York would impose a curfew from 11pm to 5am on Monday, June 1, 2020.

The mayor later announced that the curfew would continue from 8pm to 5am on Tuesday.

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Protesters are arrested by NYPD in Manhattan, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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A man passes by smashed shop windows in Manhattan, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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Workmen board up windows in Manhattan, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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The windows of the flagship of the Macy's department store chain are boarded up in Manhattan, New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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Police officers in riot gear stand by in Times Square during a protest in Manhattan in New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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A man hurries through Times Square in Manhattan in New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. (Photo: Li Liang/People’s Daily)

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