Protesters defy curfew, take to NYC streets for 7th straight night of demonstrations

More than 200 people were arrested across New York City as thousands of protesters stayed on the streets of New York City, violating curfew for yet another evening on Thursday.

Police quickly moved in on protesters and arrested 270 people who continued past the 8 p.m. curfew in various locations including Mott Haven in the Bronx, Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Herald Square, Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have sought to deflect criticism over harsh tactics from police enforcing it. 

At some locations, officials watched but didn’t immediately move in. At other spots, they made orderly arrests without the batons and riot gear, like a night earlier when 180 protesters were arrested for breaking curfew.

Earlier in the day, protesters in Brooklyn were largely peaceful as people marched demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality. 

Actions by the protesters included a gathering at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza, the site where police used batons against demonstrators who were out past the city-imposed curfew a night earlier.

With the Associated Press.


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