Nation’s streets calmest in days; police credit curfew

Arrests and rancor were down as protests continue across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota May 25. The protests were mostly peaceful, but sometimes violent demonstrations erupted.

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June 3, 2020 - 10:35 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off mostly peaceful but sometimes violent demonstrations over police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

Earlier curfews and efforts by protesters to contain the lawlessness were credited with preventing more widespread damage to businesses in New York and other cities overnight.

By this morning, arrests had grown to more than 9,000 nationwide since the vandalism, arson and shootings erupted around the U.S. in reaction to Floyd’s death May 25 in Minneapolis. At least 12 deaths have been reported, though the circumstances in many cases are still being sorted out.

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