Death of George Floyd: New York curfew extended to Sunday
Steph Deschamps / Mai 01, 2020
The curfew introduced Monday in New York after violent demonstrations and looting will remain in effect until Sunday, June 7, announced city mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. Initially introduced from 11 p.m., the curfew comes into effect from this Tuesday from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.
The UN denounces "endemic racial discrimination".
The pandemic and the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd highlight "endemic racial discrimination" in the United States, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Donald Trump threatens to deploy the military if the violence continues.
"If a city or state refuses to make the decisions necessary to defend the lives and property of its residents, I will deploy the United States military to quickly resolve the matter for them," the US president said from the White House on Monday. , denouncing acts of "internal terrorism".
Joe Biden denounces the management of the Donald Trump crisis.
"He is using the US military against the Americans," the Democratic presidential candidate said on Twitter Monday. The former vice president is due Tuesday morning in Philadelphia to speak on "civil unrest."
Two autopsies by George Floyd end in homicide.
The 46-year-old man died of suffocation due to "strong and prolonged pressure" on his neck and rib cage, an independent autopsy conducted at the request of the family said. The official autopsy, made public in the process, also found lethal pressure on the neck of the African-American, causing heart failure.
New York curfew. Central Manhattan was looted Monday night, prompting the mayor of New York to announce a longer curfew as early as Tuesday. It will start at 8 p.m. instead of 11 p.m. Monday.