'Not stopping': Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew
An 8 p.m. curfew didn’t stop thousands of defiant demonstrators from marching through the streets of New York City Tuesday night, though some of the rampant destruction seen over the past few nights was quelled.
The citywide curfew, in place through Sunday, was imposed to prevent the widespread vandalism and violence that took over city streets following largely peaceful dayside protests.
Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on the citywide curfew, but rejected urging from President Donald Trump and an offer from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the National Guard.
Demonstrators continued winding through the streets, keeping up the nationwide protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.