New York City curfew lifts early following peaceful protests

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 09:15:46-04

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an early end to a curfew that was spurred by protests against police brutality.

The mayor tweeted early Sunday that the 8 p.m. curfew that was set to remain in effect through at least Sunday would be lifted “effective immediately.”

The citywide curfew was New York's first in decades.

The move follows New York City police pulling back on enforcing Saturday's curfew as thousands took the streets in protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

The mayor said New York saw “the very best of our city” Saturday.