At least 60 #arrests were made after thousands of protesters took to the street on #NYC in the ninth day of protests over the killing of #GeorgeFloyd.
The protest was largely peaceful, after the third day of curfew was enforced. The curfew officially begins at 20:00 local time, but officers allowed protesters to stay until 21:00, according to Chief of Police Terence Monahan.
The death of Houston native Floyd on May 25 sparked a wave of worldwide protests, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.
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George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.
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