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Mayor De Blasio Issues A Citywide 8pm Curfew For Entire Week

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Mayor De Blasio Issues A Citywide 8pm Curfew For Entire Week

All New Yorkers must stay home tonight after 8pm.

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio initiated a curfew last night, June 1, starting at 11pm and going until 5am because of groups using the protests in NYC against police brutality to “incite violence and destroy property.” Mayor de Blasio announced yesterday that tonight, June 2, the curfew has been extended and made earlier: it will begin at 8pm this evening. All New Yorkers must be in their homes at 8pm. And it will go on through Sunday, 6/7.

“We support peaceful protest in this city,” he said, “But right now it’s time to go home. Some people are out tonight not to protest but to destroy property and hurt others — and those people are being arrested. Their actions are unacceptable and we won’t allow them in our city.”

He Tweeted as he visited areas of the city throughout the night, saying that protests at the Barclays Center were calm, but later saying there were problems on Fordham Road and Burnside Avenue in the Bronx.

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