UNREST OVER GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH CONTINUES ACROSS U.S.

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Added On June 3, 2020

In the New York City, the curfew will be extended till Sunday to curb criminal acts emerging from protests. The curfew, the first in the city since 1943, did not stop looters from breaking into stores in Manhattan. So far, the city has arrested nearly 2,000 people. According to the NYPD, more than 50 police officers have been injured. In Minneapolis, thousands of people swarmed the city on another day of protests despite a curfew imposed at the nation's center of protests. The Minnesota governor said Tuesday that his state is launching a civil rights probe into the Minneapolis Police Department. In Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs, two people were shot dead and at least 60 were arrested on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened the deployment of the military force to quell the nationwide protests. SOUNDBITE (English): DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President "I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled. If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them. I am also taking swift and decisive action to protect our great capital, Washington, D.C. What happened in this city last night was a total disgrace. As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property."