Thousands of protestors gathered in New York City yesterday to peacefully march in solidarity for George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who was killed when a Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.
All four police officers involved have now been charged for his death. But that”s not enough. After countless deaths at the hands of the police demonstrators are demanding reform and justice.
Due to the newly imposed citywide curfew, most protestors dispersed before the 8 pm curfew. Only a small handful who continued to demonstrate.
New York City has not had a curfew since World War 2. The decision to impose a five night curfew on the city came after looting erupted in the central business districts of Manhattan after a series of peaceful protests. The curfew will be imposed before sunset, to prevent future incidents of looting and rioting.