On 2-3 June 2020, large-scale protests in response to the 25 May police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, continued in several major U.S. cities, despite nighttime curfews in place. In New York City, thousands of protesters participated in largely peaceful marches in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Meanwhile, approximately 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C., the national capital, and also gathered at Lafayette Square — located adjacent to the White House. Similar large-scale demonstrations also occurred in the cities of Chicago and Los Angeles. In addition, approximately 60,000 people peacefully marched in downtown Houston from Discovery Green Park to the City Hall. All of these gatherings were relatively calm in comparison to similar such gatherings that have been marred by intense violence in recent days. Nighttime curfews remain in effect during 3-4 June in New York City (2000-0500 local time), Chicago (2100-0600 local time), Los Angeles (1800-0600 local time) and Seattle (2100-0500 local time), among major cities in the country.
Jun 4, 2020