Another demonstrator, Lisa Horton, said charges announced Wednesday against three other Minneapolis police officers in connection to Floyd's death were a step, but she was protesting because she feels more needs to change. Battered storefronts from the earlier rounds of violence could be seen in midtown Manhattan.
"And we've seen direct attacks on police officers, including in their vehicles", Hizzoner continued, saying it created a "backdrop where a police officer had been attacked before in the exact same situation". "No", she said, calling for "radical change" in the criminal justice system.
Protesters take a knee before a moment of silence outside Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden during a march, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of NY.
Demonstrators marched towards the Upper East Side before arriving at the mayoral residence in Carl Schurz Park, where they sat on the ground and observed 30 minutes of silence in honor of George Floyd.
Protesters have also been injured and thousands arrested in cities across the country.
Tuesday marked the eighth day of protests over the death of an African American man at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota.
"Macy's at 34th Street, long the largest single department store anywhere in the world, & a point of pride in NYC, was devastated yesterday when hoodlums and thieves vandalized it, breaking nearly all of its large panels of storefront glass", Trump tweeted, adding that the National Guard should be brought in.
"There were peaceful protestors who rejected the violent elements and forced them out of protests", said de Blasio.
Mr Floyd died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for almost nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25.
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Roxie, who took part in a press conference with her daughter had said that George "loved" his daughter, one of his two children. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to demand an end to racism and police brutality.
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With her 6-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington told reporters she wants all four officers involved in Floyd's death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the US and the world.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with murder. "And we're going to do it the right way".
In a press conference on Tuesday, Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, stepped up to a podium to demand justice for the 46-year-old, who was killed while being detained by a Minneapolis police officer. "No matter what anybody thinks, he was good".
"That situation was created by a group of protesters blocking and surrounding a police vehicle", he insisted at the press briefing, calling it a common tactic "that can be very very risky to everyone involved".
"There's always going to be a breaking point".
The curfew, barring people from streets citywide and nonessential vehicles from part of Manhattan from 8 p.m.to 5 a.m., was imposed to prevent the nighttime chaos that followed peaceful protests for several days in a row.
"We saw up close the Administration's unwillingness to challenge the abuses of the NYPD - the Mayor's refusal to fire Daniel Pantaleo for choking the life out of Eric Garner, the continuation of the failed "Broken Window" policing strategy that criminalizes our black and brown communities, the rejection of even basic accountability measures like making information public about police officers accused of misconduct", the letter says.
I know we are losing the city.
George Floyd died while in police custody in Minneapolis.