New York night-time curfew extended to June 7: mayor

By: AFP      Published: 08:56 PM, 2 Jun, 2020
New York night-time curfew extended to June 7: mayor

New York's mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday extended a night-time curfew for the city until June 7 following outbreaks of violence and looting during anti-racism protests gripping America.

The mayor told reporters that the 8:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew, due to come into force Tuesday, would now run until Sunday.

His announcement came after a curfew on Monday that began at the later time of 11:00 pm failed to deter rioters from looting a number of luxury stores across Manhattan.