Protesters defy curfews in major U.S. cities to march against police brutality


Modified 3 Jun 2020, 6:08 am

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of major U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth consecutive night of protests. Flared up over the death of black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police, the protestors defied pleas by mayors, strict curfews, and other measures meant to curtail them.

Major marches took place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City, as well as in Washington, D.C., near the park where demonstrators were cleared on Monday to make a path for President Donald Trump so he could walk from the White House to a historic church for a photo.

Although rallies on behalf of Floyd and other victims of police brutality have been largely peaceful during the day, after dark, each night crowds have turned to rioting, vandalism, arson, and looting. On Monday night, five police officers were hit by gunfire in two cities.

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