Due to protests and riots that swept through U.S. cities after the resonant death of African-American George Floyd, New York City authorities decided to introduce curfews from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.
“New Yorkers, I’ve spoken to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, we’ve decided to introduce curfews in New York City tonight to ensure security. It will come into effect at 11:00 p.m. and will be removed tomorrow at 05:00 p.m.,” the mayor of New York Bill de Blasio wrote on his Twitter.
The city will double its police force at this time, especially in southern Manhattan and northern Brooklyn, where riots have occurred in recent days.
Recall that the reason for the riots was the brutal actions of police in the state of Minnesota, which resulted in the death of African American George Floyd by strangulation. In New York City alone, more than 250 people were detained for involvement in the riots, seven detainees were injured and 11 police cars were damaged.