New York City’s curfew will continue for the rest of the week. The curfew is extended after continued protests over the death of George Floyd continue in cities across the world, including New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the curfew that starts at 8 pm each night and ends at 5 am.
Over 700 arrests were made on June 1 in the city, when the curfew started at 11 pm, according to the New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. While DeBlasio noted that protests were mostly peaceful, he denounced violence and looting.
“We will not tolerate violence of any kind. We will not tolerate attacks on police officers. We will not tolerate hatred being created. An attack on police officers is an attack on all of us. Pure and simple. The overwhelming majority of our officers are standing up for us every single day, protecting us every single day. They need our respect and support right now,” de Blasio said.
Of the violence and looting on June 1, Governor Cuomo said, ““I am not happy with last night, and the police did not do their job last night. What happened in New York City is inexcusable.”
Here’s what you can do:
Many organizations like Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, and the NAACP are working to empower black Americans and achieve justice for those impacted by racist systems. Here are some resources for you.
Places to donate:
- Donate to Black Lives Matter here.
- Get involved with your local BLM chapter: The full list is here or start your own.
- Many protestors are getting arrested and being held. Donate to bail funds in your city, here or here.
- HBCUBuzz has a listing of lawyers and legal resources for protestors, organized by state.
- Resources and donations by the National Police Accountability Project.
- Learn about Campaign Zero, which works to end police violence in America.
- The New York Times has put together an anti-racist reading list.
- National Black Bailout Fund, which works towards ending systems of mass incarceration and freeing imprisoned black mothers.
- Visit Louisville Community Bail Fund to contribute towards bail for protesters in Louisville.
Petitions to Sign:
- Justice for George Floyd
- Petition to end medical racism
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
- Sign the “Justice for George Floyd” petition on Change.org
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