Day of peaceful New York City marches gives way to chaos after dark in city

A fourth day of protests against police brutality kept New York City on edge Sunday, as thousands of people marched peacefully, and many protesters and officers tried to keep the peace after days of unrest.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2020, 11:03 AM

Updated 1,418 days ago

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A fourth day of protests against police brutality kept New York City on edge Sunday, as thousands of people marched peacefully, and many protesters and officers tried to keep the peace after days of unrest that left police cars burned and hundreds of people under arrest.
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Thousands of people on Sunday again marched through multiple neighborhoods, chanting, kneeling in the street, and falling silent for a minute in front of the police station in Times Square in honor of people killed by police.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he had no plans to impose a curfew, unlike other major U.S. cities and smaller cities throughout the state. He said police showed “tremendous restraint overall,” but appointed two senior city officials to review how the protests were handled by the police.
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Meanwhile, protesters turned violent at times over the weekend in Washington, D.C. Fires were set Sunday just a few blocks from The White House. The crowd chanted, and then cheered, as the fire became larger in the street.
One protest right in front of the White House was more peaceful. Demonstrators held signs that said, "Black Lives Matter” and "I can't breathe."
Damage also litters the streets of Philadelphia. A small group of protesters were seen breaking the windows of a police car, then setting it on fire.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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