New York mayor cancels curfew ahead of schedule

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a briefing after city curfew — 6/2/2020

New York mayor cancels curfew ahead of schedule

New York mayor cancels curfew ahead of schedule

Bill de Blasio attributed this to the peaceful nature of Saturday’s protests

New York authorities on Sunday lifted curfew imposed to quell protests in connection with the assassination of George Floyd.

“We are lifting the curfew and this decision is effective immediately. We saw the city in the best possible light yesterday and tonight, ”New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Sunday..

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The curfew, which came into effect at 8:00 pm, was imposed in New York for the first time in decades, after violent clashes between demonstrators opposing police brutality and law enforcement officers. But on Saturday night, police backed down, allowing peaceful demonstrations to continue beyond 8:00 p.m..

The curfew was originally supposed to be in effect until at least Sunday..

In response to de Blasio’s tweet, dozens of commentators urged him to step down. Demonstrators believe that the mayor’s office did not make enough efforts to protect them and find out who provoked the violence at their demonstrations.

Demonstrations in the United States began last week after the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The hospital pronounced him dead after a police officer pinned his neck with his knee to the ground..

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