Dhe night curfew in New York has been extended after further rioting following the killing of the black George Floyd. The looting is unacceptable, said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press conference on Tuesday. The curfew, which was in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., is now in effect until Sunday to ensure that “there is peace and order in New York City all week tonight”. For the first time since 1943, a curfew was imposed in the metropolis on Monday. However, this did not prevent the violence.
The demonstrators in New York also defied a curfew for the second evening in a row. The news channel CNN showed footage of ongoing peaceful protests in several parts of the city of the east coast metropolis. The “New York Times” also reported that despite the curfew, there were still many demonstrators on the streets. In the capital Washington, protests also continued despite the evening curfew.
For days there have been demonstrations against police violence, racism and social injustice in Los Angeles, New York, Washington and other American metropolises. The trigger was the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday last week. There were riots and looting in many cities. Numerous large cities have therefore imposed night curfews.