Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a citywide curfew in New York City from 11 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday. The move follows a night of violence after a day of largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd.
“I stand behind the protesters and their message, but unfortunately there are people who are looking to distract and discredit this moment,” Cuomo said. “The violence and the looting has been bad for the city, the state and this entire national movement, undermining and distracting from this righteous cause. While we encourage people to protest peacefully and make their voices heard, the safety of the general public is paramount and cannot be compromised.”