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Big Apple scarred by citywide looting as curfew extended

An NYPD car was set on fire outside Bloomingdales. Its torched shell remained there after the looters had passed through the area. (Photo by Jae Donnelly/Daily Mail)

An unprecedented curfew in New York City on Monday night did little to prevent destruction, as people smashed their way into shops including Macy’s flagship store, grabbed merchandise and fled.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday (June 2) condemned the looting as unacceptable. He announced that the 8 p.m.-5 a.m. EST curfew would be extended through Sunday.

Police said more than 700 people were arrested Monday night into Tuesday morning, following another day of protests throughout the city over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

On Tuesday morning, shopkeepers and cleaning crews swept glass from shattered windows and boarded up storefronts in midtown Manhattan, one of the areas worst hit by the looting.

The Big Apple has been scarred by looters’ ransacking of luxury stores in SoHo on Sunday night and Macy’s iconic flagship department store in Herald Square on Monday.

Monday’s curfew from 11 p.m. EST is the first in New York City since 1943, but it still did not succeed in halting violence and looting overnight.

A Duane Reade Express in Midtown on Monday night in the second night of looting in New York City. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/REX)
Urban Outfitters was one of the stores hit at Herald Square. (Photo by Anthony DelMundo/Daily Mail)
A man hands out shoes taken from the Ugg Store in Soho on Monday night. (Photo by Reuters)
Happy Socks on West Broadway on Monday morning. (Photo by Jae Donnelly/Daily Mail)
The looters pulled down plywood to get into the stores. (Photo by Jae Donnelly/Daily Mail)
Chanel in Soho on Monday morning after looters smashed windows to ransack luxury stores in another night of chaos. (Photo from Internet)
Smashed windows at Lululemon on Sunday after the looters overran it. (Photo by Jae Donnelly/Daily Mail)
Smashed windows outside Duane Reade on Tuesday morning after another night of violence. (Photo by Anthony DelMundo/Daily Mail)
The Lego Store next to Madison Square Park was also hit. One person could be seen running out with large boxes last night.(Photo by EPA)
The inside of a Verizon store that was ransacked on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Curtis Means/ Daily Mail)
Another store boarded up near Union Square on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Curtis Means/ Daily Mail)
An AT&T store on Tuesday morning after being ransacked by looters. (Photo by Curtis Means/ Daily Mail)

 

 

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