In the US capital, Washington, due to ongoing protests, a curfew has been introduced, which will last from 23:00 to 06:00 local time (from 6:00 to 13:00 Kiev time).
This was announced by the mayor of the city of Muriel Bowser on the evening of Sunday, May 31, reports UNN with reference to The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and DW.
By her order, local police will be supported by soldiers from the National Guard.
More than a thousand demonstrators marched in the center of the US capital during an anti-racist protest, chanting the name of the African-American George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis.
According to The Washington Post, some participants tried to spray pepper gas from a spray can. Some demonstrators lit fires into which fireworks and branches were thrown. The police used tear gas.
On May 29 and 30, peaceful protests in Washington turned into riots. Some demonstrators erected barricades, set fire to cars and painted graffiti buildings.
According to sources from CNN and The New York Times, in the midst of protests, US President Donald Trump went into the underground bunker for a while. According to media reports, he spent less than an hour there.
Recall that the protests in the United States continue for the sixth day in a row. By the evening of May 31, curfews were imposed in at least 40 American cities. The authorities of the fifteen states involved about 5 thousand soldiers of the National Guard or requested their support.
The death of George Floyd, who was strangled by a knee for almost ten minutes, caused a wave of protests not only in the United States, but also in other countries of the world. Peaceful demonstrations took place in Germany and the UK.Extremists possibly related to ISIS* attacked police in Indonesia