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New York City extends curfew after mass looting and violence
Updated: 2020-06-03 10:14:49 KST

Bracing for an eighth straight day of protests, many cities across the U.S. are gearing up for the worst.
This includes New York City, which has now extended an 8PM nightly curfew for another five days, after another night of violence and looting on Monday.
The unrest, including the looting of an iconic Macy's department store, also prompted officials to bring forward the start of the curfew to 8PM from 11PM.
In addition to the extended curfew, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the dispatch of another 4-thousand police officers in the city to try to maintain order.
On Monday night alone, the NYPD made more than 700 arrests.
An officer in the Bronx was reportedly struck by a vehicle while videos showed other officers scuffling with protesters.
Macy's department store, was just one many businesses targeted by looters.
Despite the ongoing unrest, Cuomo touted the nation's largest police force, arguing against deploying the National Guard or the military.
Meanwhile services remembering George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, will take place in two states over the course of six days.
This includes a memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday, followed by a public memorial next Monday,..in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
And as many mourn the death of Mr Floyd, many say the continued unrest draws comparisons to the civil disturbance of the late 1960s, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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