The authorities in New York City have imposed a curfew and ramped up police presence after violence and looting incidents were reported across the city amid widespread protests triggered by the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd.
People were seen running out of stores on Broadway with merchandise during a night of protests and vandalism over the death of George Floyd in New York City.
People pretending to be part of the protest broke into stores and run away with merchandise from the shops.
There were more than 200 arrests in New York City overnight.
“This is the heart of New York City, and like so much here, it is broken.” @savannahguthrie is at NYC’s Herald Square near Macy’s flagship store getting a firsthand look at the damage there from looting.
There were more than 200 arrests in New York City overnight. pic.twitter.com/jw2O7y5L96
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 2, 2020
Overnight 3 police officers were shot & 1 was deliberately run over.
The people looting the stores,setting fires & trying to kill police officers aren’t outraged by Mr. Floyd’s murder or working for positive change.
They have another agenda.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 2, 2020