New York City will have a curfew imposed to crack down on protest violence, and 8,000 cops will be on the streets Monday night to assist that effort, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview.
The curfew will run from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, and then be reassessed Tuesday, Cuomo said in a WAMC interview.
The decision follows a fourth night where thousands of protesters flooded city streets, blocking traffic and setting NYPD vehicles on fire during demonstrations against police brutality. They are part of widespread national unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody a week ago.
Other cities, from Chicago to Los Angeles to Philadelphia, have imposed curfews to address late-night violence. Earlier Monday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea rejected the idea for New York City.
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