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Rep. Max Rose, a New York Democrat representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, called for the National Guard to be deployed to New York City to enforce the curfew put in place to mitigate violent protests over the death of George Floyd.
“Last night demonstrated that the Mayor has lost control of [the] situation once and for all. If we are going to enforce an 8:00 p.m. curfew tonight, then the National Guard must be deployed to assist with that and that alone,” Rose said in a statement Tuesday.
Rose underscored his comments by noting that the “majority of the protests” on Monday “were peaceful.”
“The mayhem that occurred in parts of the city last night — the unprecedented looting and attacks on officers and bystanders — was not the work of peaceful protesters,” he said. “It was not part of the movement to ensure justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. And anyone who would say so is being dishonest at best.”
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New York imposed an 8 p.m. curfew for Tuesday night following an 11 p.m. curfew that had been set the night before.
Other cities have imposed similar curfews as well as activated the National Guard.
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