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New York City will be under a curfew effective immediately amid violent protests and looting that have broken out in the wake of George Floyd's police-related death in Minnesota.

NBC New York reported that the NYPD made at least 345 arrests during Saturday's protests and that 33 officers were injured over the course of the day.

In the police report accessed by Daily Mail, it was found that Chiara was among 100 protesters who were arrested following their refusal to disperse and throwing objects at law enforcement officers.

Looters smashed windows and stole shirts, pants, and zip-ups at the Nike store on 5th Avenue and 20th Street. Widespread looting in downtown and midtown Manhattan included destruction of high-end stores such as: Gucci, Versace, Tory Burch, Chanel and Coach, among numerous others.

"The protests have been partly hijacked by criminals whose aim is to destroy properties", Cuomo said.

Despite 8,000 NY police officers deployed to enforce the curfew, the city suffered from large-scale destruction and looting that included up to hundreds of individuals breaking into Macy's flagship store on Herald Square. That wasn't a coincidence.

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However, it was up to Police to decide how they should have handled the protest. "They have breached the rules. But it is for the Police, and police discretion as to exactly what actions they take".


"I stand behind the protestors and their message, but unfortunately there are people who are looking to distract and discredit this moment", Cuomo said. "If you wanted to commit a crime...that was the time and night to do it, right?" he told CNN.

Many started peacefully, but later in the evening they got more unsafe.

Also, Gov. Cuomo says summer days camps in NY can open June 29, though no decision has been made yet on sleep-away camps. "I never want to see something like that", he said in a later conversation, where he changed his tone.

The New York Civil Liberties Union said it was "deeply problematic that our leaders are imposing a curfew and essentially silencing New Yorkers from expressing their outrage at the racism that permeates the nation".

Trump has threatened to use the military to crack down on the unrest, now in a second week, and has derided local authorities, including USA governors, for their response to the violent protests. That's what they did.

"Why do we need over 100 police to enforce a peaceful protest in Old Town when mayhem and lawlessness runs rampant in Bronzeville and Washington Park?" alderman Pat Dowell wrote on Facebook in remarks picked up by the Chicago Tribune.

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He says "the NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night". Some are from the neighborhoods where the protests take place.

Protesters are "rightly outraged" and have been "peaceful".

De Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, announced an 11 p.m. curfew late Monday afternoon.

The mayor said while demonstrations have been generally peaceful, "we can't let violence undermine the message of this moment".

Chiara was arrested hrs after de Blasio criticized President Donald Trump for the awful agitation in his city. He said when forces not trained to handle New York City crowds intervene, "still with loaded weapons and under stress, frightful things happen".

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