Washington DC, June 2: Washington DC has been placed under curfew from 7 PM (local time) tonight even as arson and looting continues unabated in various parts of the city.
DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced another curfew for Monday night, saying, "We're prepared for multiple days of demonstrations," The Washington Post reported. This decision came after a night of destruction across the city as protesters clashed with police outside the White House.
New York City will be put under curfew starting at 11:00 pm (local time) Monday night with an increased presence of police forces following three nights of violent protests, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
"New Yorkers: I've spoken with [New York Governor Andrew Cuomo] and for everyone's safety we have decided to implement a citywide curfew in New York City tonight. It will take effect at 11 pm and be lifted at 5 am tomorrow morning," de Blasio said via Twitter. "The NYPD will increase its presence where we saw violence and property damage last night -- specifically in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn," added.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that there are people who are looking to discredit the ongoing protests against the death of George Floyd.