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Wave of George Floyd protests seen Tuesday night

Protests continued Tuesday evening throughout New York City to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer during an arrest.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2020, 10:50 PM

Updated 1,450 days ago

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Protests continued Tuesday evening throughout New York City to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer during an arrest. 
A protest started at 6 p.m Tuesday night on 98 Fifth Ave. and ended at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
News 12 had reporters at multiple locations across the city covering Tuesday night’s protests.  
Here's a breakdown: 
News 12’s Sabrina Franza was at the location of the organized protest Tuesday night. 
 
New York City extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week and will prohibit many types of nighttime traffic in Manhattan. 
 
News 12’s Anthony Carlo detailed more on the protests Tuesday night from Co-Op City. 
NYPD officers were stationed outside Bay Plaza Shopping Center after police sources tell News 12 there was a threat of possible looting in the area Tuesday night. 
It all started as social media chatter, with posts threatening to do physical harm to police officers and also break into stores. 
The Riverbay Corporation says it put a lot of effort into protecting local stores at Bay Plaza and the surrounding areas by boarding them up and closing early.
 
News 12’s Hannah Kliger spoke with protesters at the Barclays Center as the unrest continued and protesters continued to demand change.
Thousands marched through the streets of downtown Brooklyn and past Borough Hall before returning to the Barclays Center. 
Protesters chanted against police brutality and institutionalized racism, while calling George Floyd's name and the names of other people of color killed by police around the country. 
Protesters demanded that the other three officers involved in Floyd’s fatal altercation be arrested.
Many said that despite the mayor and governor’s curfews - they planned to stay and continue calling for justice.
No cars were allowed to turn onto the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge as thousands of protestors violated the curfew put in place for 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
In previous days, the protests were marred by riots and looting at night which is why the curfew was primarily enforced. However, Tuesday night’s demonstration was one of song, prayer and chants - with no signs of any violence.
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