NYC Hunkers Down as Riots Spread

NYC Tightens Curfew, Roadblocks As Riots Spread

( – Violence continued to tear up New York City Tuesday night as looters and protestors ignored the city’s curfew. The NYPD is using increasingly tough measures to try to regain control, but so far the signs show it’s not working. The curfew, originally set at 11 p.m. was bright forward to 8 p.m. as of Tuesday. It bans anyone from being outdoors unless it’s for essential work. The police are also setting up roadblocks to stop unauthorized vehicles entering retail areas, but stores continue to be vandalized and looted.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) insists the curfew is working, but his performance is coming under growing criticism. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said Tuesday, “The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night.” Cuomo has hinted he might remove de Blasio if the situation doesn’t improve. The mayor’s position was already badly undermined Monday when his daughter was arrested for taking part in an unlawful assembly. Twenty-five-year-old Chiara de Blasio was obstructing traffic on East 12th and Broadway and was arrested when she refused to move.

Not a good look for New York.

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