Macy's hit as New York City imposes curfew amid George Floyd protests

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he's extending the Big Apple's citywide 8 p.m. curfew, which kicks off Tuesday, through the rest of the week following a second night of the city descending into chaos thanks to throngs of looters and a largely unenforced 11 p.m. shutdown. Numerous city's curfews have lasted only a few days, and a number during major conflicts have received little media coverage in the past.

Police said almost 700 people were arrested and several officers injured in the overnight violence.

"There were about 4,000 officers on duty last night". As in previous days, the demonstrations in daylight were peaceful, with officers mostly keeping their distance from marchers.

People were seen breaking into high-end stores around Manhattan's Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, home to nearly all luxury and high-end brands from around the world, and running way with merchandise from the shops.

People also rushed into a Nike store and carried out armloads of clothing.

Cuomo, who is frequently at odds with the de Blasio, and vice versa, said he believes the mayor "underestimates the scope of the problem".

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Looters hit stores in NY where the mayor has imposed an overnight curfew.

On Monday morning, police were visible on some of SoHo's hardest-hit streets, and the smell of freshly cut plywood wafted as stores boarded up.

The New York Times reported that the flagship Macy's department store had also been targeted by looters. "The police must stop looting and criminal activity".

Cuomo voiced his support for police reforms such as a nationwide ban on chokeholds and a national standard for what constitutes excessive force.

A protester smiles as he is detained by NYPD officers in the Manhattan borough of New York City, N.Y., on June 2, 2020. "What happened in New York City was inexcusable". They said his injuries were not life-threatening.

About 800 people were arrested overnight, according to police. Cuomo blamed "people who are looking to distract and discredit" the protests and said they couldn't be allowed to undermine public safety. "I never want to see something like that", he said in a later conversation, where he changed his tone. That's what they did.

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NY was just one protest site where such tactics were used to shut down largely peaceful protests which were marred by instances of violence blamed by leaders on outside groups. "When was the last time you saw the American military called out against Americans?" he said.

On Monday, a federal judge agreed to release on bail two lawyers accused of throwing a molotov cocktail into a police van during protests in Manhattan on Friday.

De Blasio did not mention that his daughter had been arrested during either of the two briefings he held about the protests on Sunday.

The arrest was made at 10.30 pm, an hour before De Blasio urged the protesters to maintain calm. It is too important and the message must be heard.

De Blasio said military troops would create "a risky scenario", while Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock likewise warned such a move would just lead to more violence and destruction.

"These protests are going to go on for as long as they need to - a day, a week, a month, a year", she said.

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In Friday's protests, some demonstrators smashed police cars and spray-painted the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters downtown . Protestors in Chicago and NY city gathered outside the Trump Tower buildings in both cities to protest against police brutality.


Considered to be the worst ever civil unrest in the USA in decades, the violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across America in the days following the death of Floyd.

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