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New York City imposes curfew

After a weekend of widespread protests over the George Floyd's death, a curfew come into effect in New York City at 23.00 on Monday local time. It will run until Tuesday at 05.00.

It informs the mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio and governor of the state of New York Andrew Cuomo in a joint statement on Monday afternoon local time.

It reports NBC News.

at the same time, the police in New York city (NYPD) to double its presence in the city during the curfew. The many cops will especially focus on the lower part of Manhattan and central Brooklyn.

It is thus in the areas, that 'violence and damage to property has occurred', states the declaration.

- I support the protesters and their message, but unfortunately there are people who want to distract and ruin the moment for others, " said governor Andrew Cuomo.

- the Violence and looting has been bad for the city, state and the whole of this national movement, and it undermines the whole case, he adds.

mayor Bill de Blasio believes that it would be wrong to let the violence overshadow the message.

- It is the message important to. The message must be heard, he says.

And just to protect against violence and property damage has the governor and I have decided to impose a curfew in the city, said Bill de Blasio in a statement.

The past week, there have been large protests in the US over the unarmed black man George Floyd's death.

He died on Monday of last week, when he was arrested by a white cop in a brutal show in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It has got the crowds on the streets to demonstrate against racism and police brutality in the UNITED states.

Several cities have introduced curfews due to unrest, and in several places the national guard called in to help the police.

In New York alone were about 350 people arrested on the night of Sunday, while 30 police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators, writes news agency AFP.

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