Early Sunday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to twitter to announce that New York City’s curfew will be lifted.
The 8pm city-wide curfew, which was originally supposed to last through the weekend, was lifted at 7am on Sunday (June 7). The mayor released a statement that read:
“New York City: We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city.
Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.”
On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of NYC (and around the world) to stand and march in solidarity against police brutality and systemic racism.
Not even rain stopped protesters from marching.
These last six days were the first time since 1943 that NYC was put under curfew.
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